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Fieldfisher

Franchising

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What the team is known for

World-leading practice able to advise on the most challenging restructuring exercises, M&A, disputes and all commercial issues faced by international brands. Possesses a strong domestic practice, working on behalf of established UK brands and smaller start-up companies. Acts for household names in retail, hospitality, education and media.

Strengths

"The firm listens to our needs and responds accordingly," one impressed client reports, adding: "They do not presume to know what is best for us and instead work with us to come up with the solution that works best."

Another client remarks that Fieldfisher has "a very responsive team that provides good insights."

Work highlights

Assisted Brighton College with the negotiation of a franchise development agreement with Tahoe Education for the development of multiple schools in China.

Notable practitioners

David Bond has extensive experience advising on franchise management and expansion both domestically and internationally. He regularly assists hotels and schools with their franchise roll-outs into Europe and Asia, as well as the restructuring and termination of franchise agreements.
"He understands the business and gives advice which is concise and to the point. He is really on the ball, reactive from a legal standpoint and very supportive." "He has very good experience and is very knowledgeable about franchising."

Gordon Drakes advises various retail and restaurant companies on franchise renewals, terminations and supply chain management issues. He also assists clients with international expansions into a range of jurisdictions, including Europe and Central Asia.
"Gordon is great to work with. He is knowledgeable about franchising, commercial and understands the need to weigh up business concerns in his analysis."

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Franchising Department

Fieldfisher

firm
Department location

Riverbank House

2 Swan Lane

London

Greater London

UK

EC4R 3TT

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Franchising


David J Bond
Band 3
Gordon Drakes
Band 3