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TRUSTED GLOBALLY FOR OVER 30 YEARS IN FRANCHISING

ENSURE YOUR FRANCHISE PURCHASE IS AFFORDABLE

Franchising as a method of marketing goods and services is exciting and there are many business opportunities available.  It is essential for any prospective franchisee to look carefully at a business opportunity which involves carrying out due diligence.  Purchasing a new Franchise system and being one of the first six franchisees is often exciting, however, great care must be taken. 

BIOGRAPHY OF STEWART GERMANN

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Stewart Germann founded Stewart Germann Law Office (SGL) in 1993 as a boutique law firm at Auckland, New Zealand, specialising in franchising, licensing and business law.

SGL is New Zealand’s longest established specialist franchising law firm and Stewart is included in the International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers 2020.

Stewart Germann has over 40 years’ experience in franchising law and acts for franchisors in New Zealand, Australia, USA and the UK. SGL also act for franchisees and provides legal advice. Stewart has spoken at franchising conferences in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, South Korea and USA and he was on the Board of the Supplier Forum of the International Franchise Association (“IFA”) for 6 years until March 2007.

SGL clients include many of New Zealand’s best known national and international franchise brands and Stewart has extensive franchising contacts worldwide and locally. He is actively involved in international franchising and has written many articles which have been published overseas including in the International Journal of Franchising Law.

Stewart is the only person in New Zealand to graduate Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) following an accreditation ceremony held at Australia’s National Franchise Convention and at the IFA in Orlando, Florida in 2020.