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Fasken

Franchising

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What the team is known for

Fasken handles a range of franchise-related litigation and transactional work for large franchisor clients as well as franchisees across Canada. The team is spread across Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal, from where it expertly handles the establishment, acquisition and divestiture of franchise systems, as well as advising on franchise agreements and disclosure documents and franchisor-franchisee relations. It is well versed in advising on franchisee insolvencies and also offers substantial experience in franchise-related tax, real estate and IP issues. The firm demonstrates expertise in industries such as pharmacy, retail, food and beverages, and luxury goods.

Work highlights

A Fasken team led by Frédéric Gilbert represented screw pile industry franchisor GoliathTech in a range of corporate and litigation work.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Darrell Jarvis is a corporate/commercial lawyer who advises on a variety of non-contentious franchising mandates, including franchise agreements and rescissions. He has experience in the automotive and food and beverage sectors, among others. Notable clients include the Canadian Tire Dealers' Association.

Montréal-based Frédéric Gilbert acts on franchising disputes, with experience acting for franchisees as well as franchisors. He frequently acts on behalf of prominent clients in the food and beverage sector.

Of counsel Jean Gagnon is a respected senior figure in the Montréal market. He acts on franchising disputes and has notable experience in the pharmaceutical sector.

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Overview

The industry is no longer typified by a single-franchisee operation or a few exclusive locations. Now, franchisees typically operate more than one location and, sometimes, more than one type of business. We create master franchise arrangements, negotiate initial and renewed franchise agreements and structure diversified programs, such as the franchise of products within another business or conversion of company operated units to franchised units.

Franchising

Fasken

firm
Location

2900-550 Burrard Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

BC V6C 0A3

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Nationwide - Canada

Franchising


Darrell Jarvis
Band 2
Frédéric Gilbert
Band 4
Jean H Gagnon
Band 4