International franchise agreement

A draft  international franchise agreement, which may be adapted according to whether non-exclusive or exclusive rights in a particular territory are to be granted. Although governed by English law, and based on the Practical Law UK version, some of the drafting has been changed to provide a more jurisdiction-neutral starting point for local counsel to adapt for use in cross-border transactions.  In addition, the drafting notes include suggestions as to when local law advice needs to be obtained.

The document is drafted as a direct franchise between the business owner and the franchisee. Such an arrangement might not be feasible in an international context (see Practice note, Franchising: international overview: Direct franchising), in which case the franchisee could be appointed by the master franchisee for a territory.

This standard document is based on material provided by John Pratt, Hamilton Pratt


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