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The precise extent of the financial information that a franchisor must provide to franchisees as part of pre-contractual disclosure is a recurring issue in the French courts. It is not only limited to the franchising relationship, but also involves third parties, including competitors. A recent decision serves as a warning that franchisors operating in France should take care to file their annual accounts properly and in a timely manner.
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