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Dominic Hui

Co-Chair
Tao Xu

International Franchising Committee

The International Franchising Committee's interests include competition law principles; cross-border sales and licensing issues; the business forms employed; and trademark and intellectual property protections required to assure franchising success.

About the Committee

The International Franchising Committee focuses on the law and business of international franchising. Committee interests include:

  • competition law principles;
  • cross-border sales and licensing issues;
  • the business forms employed; and
  • trademark and intellectual property protections required to assure franchising success.

The Committee has served and continues to play an educational role for the legal profession, judiciary and legislators, and enables members to examine and comment upon legislative and regulatory proposals affecting international franchising. Through the committee's regular newsletter, International Franchising Committee members are kept up to date on legal developments, seminars and publications of interest around the world.

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News from around the world – Australia

Australia’s franchising sector has recently undergone a period of change. With the intention to promote fairness and transparency in the sector, Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct has been updated by the Australian government three times since May 2021. This has resulted in a need for franchisors to ensure their franchise agreements and Disclosure Documents are compliant with the amended Code and that they following all processes and requirements set out in the Code.

Released on Sep 12, 2022

A brief overview of the 2020 Thailand Franchise Guidelines

This article provides a summary definitions, conditions, rights and responsibilities outlined by the 2020 Thailand Franchise Guidelines.

Released on Jun 07, 2021

Dutch Franchise Act into force!

This article examines the Dutch Franchising Act that went into effect 1 January 2021, providing an overview of its definitions, concepts, and content.

Released on Jun 07, 2021

Saudi Arabia - franchise update, May 2021

Given the new requirements in Saudi Arabia under its Franchise Law, many franchise deals are now taking much longer than before, as franchisees in the region are grappling with the new requirements. This article provides an update on the jurisdiction.

Released on Jun 02, 2021

Projects, Reports and Resolutions

Ukraine: Franchising in a Time of War from International Bar Association on Vimeo.

At the 2022 IFA/IBA Joint Conference, Kendal Tyre, partner at Nixon Peabody and Vice Chair of the IBA International Franchising Committee, Volodymyr Yakubokskyy, a partner at Nobles, discussed the impact of the Russian invasion in Ukraine on franchise operations in that country. Volodymyr shared his thoughts on how his practice of law has changed and the long-term consequences of the war on business and franchising in Ukraine.