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Franchising, Licensing

& Distribution


Whether you’re starting out, expanding or selling your business, our experienced franchising, licensing and distribution lawyers can help. Our team is led by Robert Alderuccio, widely recognized as one of Australia’s leading franchising lawyers. We’ve assisted numerous businesses to realise their expansion plans across Australia and internationally. From helping you establish the right corporate structure at the outset to protecting your intellectual property and overseeing the expansion of your business, we’re with you every step of the way.


We draft and review franchise agreements to ensure that your interests are protected, along with disclosure documents and other applicable contracts. Whether acquiring the rights to an overseas brand or taking your own brand overseas, international franchising comes with its own set of business and legal issues, which our experienced lawyers can help you navigate.

Some businesses use a distributor to sell their goods or services, or licence their intellectual property rights. It’s important to ensure that your distribution agreement, or licence agreement, protects your rights and interests and helps you achieve your business objectives.

Whatever the nature or size of your business, it’s imperative that it is structured  correctly to maximise your growth opportunities. We take a proactive approach to your business and taxation needs to ensure that you can achieve your business goals.

We also understand that your intellectual property is one of your most valuable assets. That’s why we provide advice on protecting your IP as part of our business support. We undertake trademark applications both within Australia and internationally.

Our expert advice covers:

  • Assisting businesses with expansion plans across Australia and internationally.

  • Initial establishment of a suitable corporate structure

  • Tax advice

  • Drafting applicable contracts

  • Regulatory compliance with franchise laws in Australia and internationally

  • Property leasing

  • Undertaking trademark applications in Australia and internationally

  • Sale/Purchase of business units or entire chains

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