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06 October 2020
Tom Billing What legal impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the franchise sector so far?

Germany - Noerr LLP

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly affect the franchise sector, along with many others. In May and July 2020 the German Franchise Association issued a guidance document which provided an overview of the COVID-19 Mitigation Act and the associated legal issues specific to franchising. A few months on, this article examines which issues remain the most relevant for franchising practice.

Authors: Tom Billing, Karsten Metzlaff
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David Bond Podcast: how to prepare your business for franchising

United Kingdom - Fieldfisher LLP

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the franchise model will play an important role in economic recovery, helping individuals to take their first steps into business ownership, presenting opportunities to established operators to grow their portfolios and enabling brand owners to expand and regain or grow their market share. This podcast explores the key legal considerations for any business which is preparing to franchise.

Authors: David Bond, Gordon Drakes
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Canada - Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

Authors: Bruno Floriani, Marissa Carnevale, Tanya Nakhoul
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European Union - Fieldfisher LLP

Authors: Gordon Drakes, Rachel Bowley