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Vol 6 (2008) - Issue 3

Termination of master franchise agreements in Austria

Dr. Benedikt Spiegelfeld and Mag. Mark Krenn, CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, Vienna

This article examines in detail the consequences of termination of a master franchise agreement in Austria. Austrian Law does not contain any explicit provisions regarding master franchise agreements nor does it provide for an explicit claim of a franchisee against a franchisor for compensation in case of termination. The authors consider these issues in light of the Austrian Supreme Court’s analogue application of the Austrian Act on Commercial Agents to franchise relationships.

Canada – The Uniform Franchises Act: A study in public ordering of private contracts

Bruce I. Macallum, Legal Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Attorney General, Victoria, Canada

This article provides a detailed analysis of the provisions of the Canadian Uniform Franchises Act and considers how it has supplemented and reformed the common law as regards the regulation of franchise contracts.

The frustrations of being an international franchise lawyer

Shelley Nadler, Senior Solicitor, Field Fisher Waterhouse, London

An ever-increasing number of countries have adopted franchise legislation resulting in a growing regulatory burden for franchisors and their professional advisers. This article analyses recent legislative changes in Australia, Indonesia and Serbia.