Retail businesses are an important part of daily life.

Business owners need to be constantly aware of their rights, responsibilities and opportunities when it comes to the legal side of their operations. We offer a full range of legal services to the retail sectors. This allows businesses to approach business strategies in a safe and compliant manner.

Whether it’s handling retailers’ leasing portfolios, drafting franchise agreements, to ensuring that sales agreements are advantageous to your business – we handle a full suite of legal services for retailers, franchisees and distribution agencies.

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Retail business.

Successful sales channel arrangements rely on clear legal agreements. We assist clients at all stages from the initial structuring process through to exit, by drafting and negotiating agency, distribution, reseller, partnering and strategic alliance agreements.

For clients in the retail sector, we cover the full life of the retail supply chain, from manufacturers and wholesalers to distributors and franchisors, retail outlets and shopping centre retailers, as well as e-tailers and online shopping portals.

Channel strategies.

Using multiple channels to market can be an effective way to get a competitive edge, particularly in an environment where technology and the online world is transforming the way businesses sell their products and services. We work with our clients to maximise channels to market and minimise associated risks. Our advice contemplates different ways to take your product to market, such as distribution, licensing and franchising.


We provide solutions and advice for any franchising related matters including advising franchisors, franchisees and prospective franchisors and franchisees in relation to all aspects of franchising.

We act for many new and emerging franchise systems and business entrepreneurs who have invested in franchise businesses, including a number of household brands. Our franchising work includes:

  • branding and intellectual property protection.
  • compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct and competition and consumer laws.
  • dispute resolution for franchises.
  • document preparation, including Franchise Agreements, Disclosure Documents and ancillary documentation.
  • establishment advice for franchised businesses.
  • renewals, sales, purchases and restructuring of franchised businesses.
  • strategic planning and advice (including asset protection).
  • technology and intellectual property agreements for franchised businesses.


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