Franchising brings together the drive and energy of the entrepreneur with the experience and expertise of the franchisor.
Starting a new company or expanding an existing one can be extremely challenging. Franchising can provide an ideal platform from which to open a new business (while benefitting from ongoing support and a ready-made business model), or for an existing business to attain rapid growth (without the need for large investment or the dilution of shareholdings).
What do we do?
Our team has extensive experience in handling both contentious and non-contentious franchising issues. We advise both franchisors and franchisees clients on all aspects of their businesses, ensuring that our clients get the right advice to achieve their commercial objectives. We provide strategic and specific advice on the franchising process – from initial exploration to global expansion.
Specifically, we help our franchising clients with:
- franchise agreements (including international master licences) and other commercial contracts
- protecting intellectual property rights
- property leases and agreements
- employment law and personnel issues
- disputes if franchising relationships break down.
'Quality of advice is a paramount requirement and it is for this reason I choose Gateley'…substantial expertise in franchising and trade marks.
We are a professional affiliate of the British Franchise Association and act for a number of large, established brands including Grafenia Plc, La Tasca and Sweaty Mama – all of whom we have taken international.
Who do we help?
We act for both franchisor and franchisee clients, from start-ups to mature companies.