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Vol 16 (2018) - Issue 4

Franchising in Indonesia - Practical regulatory challenges

Risti Wulansari and Lukman Hakim, K&K Advocates, Jakarta, Indonesia

A number of factors have fuelled the growth of the franchising sector in Indonesia and the interest of foreign franchisors to enter the Indonesian market. Franchise specific regulations do however present a number of regulatory challenges franchisors must take into account. This article analyses provisions in relation to local content requirements, a profitability threshold and intellectual property protection. The authors conclude that the regulatory framework, in its objective of protecting local franchisees, may prove an obstacle for foreign franchisors considering expanding into Indonesia.

Real estate issues in franchising internationally

Srijoy Das, Archer & Angel, New Delhi, India, Robyn Hansen, Quarles & Brady LLP , Milwaukee, USA and Robert A. Lauer, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Austin, USA

This paper explores how real estate markets, leasing norms and strategies used to find and secure real estate can vary significantly from country to country around the world, and what is important for any franchisor considering expansion to an international market to take into consideration. The authors consider real estate structuring issues, legal and market factors and franchise agreement provisions.

From the desk of the GC

Mark Abell, Bird & Bird, London, UK

An interview with Stephen Wetherall, General Counsel Corporate and Commercial at IWG plc