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TRUSTED GLOBALLY FOR OVER 30 YEARS IN FRANCHISING

IMMINENT CHANGES COMING TO THE FRANCHISING CODE OF CONDUCT AND FRANCHISOR DISCLOSURE OBLIGATIONS

The Fairness in Franchising report (‘Report’), released by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services in 2019, was forthcoming in its findings and recommendations.

Among other things, it suggested that the current regulatory environment did “not deter systemic poor conduct and exploitative behaviour and has entrenched the power imbalance” between franchisors and franchisees.

Imminent changes coming to the Franchising Code of Conduct and Franchisor Disclosure Obligations

Cowell Clarke are commercial law specialists and work with clients across Australia to create value and manage risk.

Megan Jongebloed is Head of the firm’s Franchise Law Group and can be contacted at mjongebloed@cowellclarke.com.au or by calling 08 8228 1107.