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Global Guide 2022
Global Market Leaders Franchising
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3 Ranked Lawyers

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Franchising - Global Market Leaders
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Band 1
What the team is known for

A world leader in global franchising, with a vast international footprint and established client base. Matters are led from its offices in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Sydney, with added support from its teams across Europe and Latin America. The law firm offers:

       • Advice for franchisors on international expansion, licensing and distribution work, asset management and joint ventures.

       • Expertise in the setting up, transfer and termination of international franchise agreements.

       • Experience representing globally-recognised brands, notably within the food and beverage, fashion and fitness industries.

       • Effective coordination with its offices across the globe for multi-jurisdictional matters.

Notable Practitioners

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Tao Xu
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Tao Xu
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Band 2

Tao Xu is a well-regarded lawyer, based in Northern Virginia, who is frequently sought after for assistance with global franchising transactions. He regularly assists franchisors with international expansion across US, European and Asian jurisdictions.

Bret Lowell
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Bret Lowell
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Band 4

Bret Lowell is a highly competent lawyer noted for his work negotiating complex franchising agreements on behalf of global chains. He has considerable experience advising international clients on their entry into foreign jurisdictions, such as Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Erik B Wulff
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Erik B Wulff
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Band 5

Operating out of Washington, DC, Erik Wulff draws praise for his "very sophisticated practice."He frequently advises major clients on international franchising, licensing and distribution agreements.

Ranked Lawyers at
DLA Piper LLP

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Global Market Leaders

Franchising

Tao Xu
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Tao Xu
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Band 2
Bret Lowell
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Bret Lowell
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Band 4
Erik B Wulff
5
Erik B Wulff
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Band 5