IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C3.4, Convention Centre, Level 3

Session information

Overview of franchise laws in the Asia Pacific region (including Australia) and their enforcement

Thursday 12 October (1430 - 1545)

Room C3.4, Convention Centre, Level 3


International Franchising Committee (Lead)


The panel will focus on the specific franchise laws in the Asia Pacific region, which in recent years has seen a proliferation of such laws. The speakers will examine the similarities and differences between these laws in countries including, among others, China, South Korea, Australia and Malaysia. The panel will in particular focus on the enforcement of these franchise laws by examining the relevant case laws, regulatory decisions and pronouncements, and their ramifications for franchisors and franchisees operating under these laws.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Tao Xu DLA Piper, Reston, Virginia, USA; Membership Officer, International Franchising Committee


Leela Devi Baskaran SKRINE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Iain Irvine Vardon Legal, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Terry Kim Lee & Ko, Seoul, South Korea; Newsletter Editor, International Franchising Committee