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Franchising Industry Consultation Paper Released
Just one month from the publication of the report of Mr Alan Wein with respect to his review of the Franchising Code of Conduct, the Government’s consultation paper was released to industry for comment on June 17.
The original report contained 18 recommendations for government with respect to proposed changes to regulation of the franchising industry.
The Government is now seeking industry response with respect to each of the recommendations and whether to implement these recommendations or to select another option, including leaving the Code unchanged.
Franchising - the changes on the horizon
Franchising specialist, Corinne Attard, newly appointed Partner to the Business, Corporate and Commercial team discusses the latest Federal Government review of the Franchising Code of Conduct and the implicaitons of Alan Wein's newly released report containing 18 recommendations for Government - with respect to changes to regulation of the franchising industry.
Shareholders in deadlock
What options do you have as a shareholder of a company and your fellow shareholders seek orders for your resignation or demand a receiver be appointed to the assets of your company? Partner Tal Williams reviews a recent case of shareholders in a deadlock.
Who owns the CEO's emails?
Businesses take note! Partner Tal Williams issues a warning to businesses to ensure all work related emails are issued to and through the work system and that personal or external servers, are actively discouraged. The warning comes after a UK Court found a London company did not own it's CEO's emails.
Unlike the Bible, when David takes on Goliath in the real world, Goliath almost always wins. Not any more. Enter the new species of litigation – the class action and the litigation funder. As we become more risk averse to litigation, yet continue to live in an age of consumerism where goods and services are mass produced, the idea of an army of Davids is emerging.