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.