International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise

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Smit & Van Wyk contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series – Franchise 2018 together with our Head of Franchising and Franchise Attorney, Esmari Jonker. The chapter that covers relevant Legislation and Rules Governing Franchise Transactions, originally appeared at:

The following issues are also covered in the publication:
Business Organizations through which a Franchised Business can be carried on.
Competition Law.
Protecting the Brand and other Intellectual Property.
Real Estate.
Online Trading.
Joint Employer Risk and Vicarious Liability.
Currency Controls and Taxation.
Commercial Agency.
Good Faith and Fair Dealings.
Ongoing Relationship Issues.
Franchise Renewal.
Franchise Migration.

Author: Esmari Jonker
Franchise Attorney at Smit & Van Wyk, Inc.
Tel.: +27 (0) 12 349 7800