Babette Märzheuser-Wood

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Babette is Global Head of Franchising at Dentons.

FRANCHISING: She is well known for her work in international franchising and regularly advises Franchisors, large Franchisees and investors on the negotiation of franchise agreements and the strategic use of franchising in emerging markets. She has transactional franchise expertise in 56 countries.

HOTELS: She is very well known for her work on franchise and manchise agreements in the hotel sector and has worked on many ground breaking franchise transactions in the European hotel industry. Her publication on hotel franchising in Europe attracted wide spread media attention.

RETAIL AND LUXURY: She highly regarded for her work in the Hotel and leisure sector. She is co-chair of the Dentons Luxury, Retail and Fashion Group

She is dual qualified in Germany and the UK and admitted to the Polish bar.

She speaks English, German, French, Russian and Spanish.


German Rechtsanwalt 1991

Solicitor 1993

Polish Bar 2019

Partner Field Fisher 2001

Partner Dentons 2013

Global Head of Franchising 2016

Professional Memberships

ABA Forum on Franchising

International Franchise Association

IBA, Franchise Committee

Global Restaurant Investment Forum Advisory Board

Hotel Operations Conference Advisory Board

Hotel Forum CEE