Babette Märzheuser-Wood

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Practice Areas

International Franchising, Hotels and Leisure, Luxury Fashion Beauty.


Babette has worked in International Franchising for 25 years. She trained with Martin Mendelsohn and went on to became co-chair of the Franchise Group at Field Fisher. She was appointed Global Head of Franchising at Dentons in 2016.

She has transactional franchise experience in over 56 countries. Babette advises Franchisors, large Master Franchisees and investors on the negotiation of franchise agreements and the strategic use of franchising in international expansion. She is dual qualified in Germany and the UK and speaks English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

She lectures regularly on franchise law around the world.

Professional Memberships

ABA Forum on Franchising,

International Franchise Association,

German Law Society,

Polish Law Society,

Law Society of England and Wales,

IBA Franchise Committee

Global Restaurant Investment Forum Advisory Board


Hotel Forum CEE

Hotel Operations Advisory Board


Franchising, the Route to International Expansion.

European Franchise Laws,

Franchising in Africa,

Global Franchise Laws,

Franchising in Germany,

Franchising in the Hospitality Industry,


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