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Franchise Disputes

Peter Sanfilippo, the principal of The Franchise Lawyer, has a background in commercial litigation and extensive experience in dealing with franchise disputes at all levels for both franchisees and franchisors.  He has participated in mediations, acted on behalf of franchise parties in court proceedings and regularly enters into direct negotiations with franchisors and franchisees to settle disputes.  He has often delivered successful outcomes for the parties to a franchise dispute with a minimum of cost and risk. 

The kinds of franchise disputes in which The Franchise Lawyer has acted include matters involving:

  • Misrepresentations by a franchisor as to likely earnings
  • Lack of good faith and unconscionable conduct by a franchisor
  • Breaches by a franchisee of a franchise agreement, including abandonment and rebranding
  • Failure by a franchisor to comply with disclosure requirements under the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Terminations of franchises
  • Unauthorised use of a franchisor's intellectual property
  • Misrepresentation of a franchise system as some other kind of legal arrangement.

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