Agency franchising & distribution

The Spearing Waite commercial team has a wealth of experience of guiding clients successfully through the process of domestic and international growth and advising on the most effective solutions to achieve this objective. In addition to direct selling into new markets, this could involve setting up new business models and in particular agency, distributorship or franchising networks, retail concessions or joint venture arrangements.

Expanding the reach of your brand and finding new routes to market are essential aims for any business with growth aspirations. The rewards can be substantial but the challenges presented by moving into new markets are also significant, especially if you are looking to do so for the first time.

As well as advising you in strategic terms on the most appropriate vehicle to deliver your expansion plans, we will advise you on how to negotiate the various legislative and regulatory requirements that your growing business will need to meet, such as the EU Commercial Agents Directive and EU Competition laws including Block Exemptions, and explain how you can protect your branding and technology in other jurisdictions.

Our experience of different sectors of industry and business is widespread and, if local legal advice should be required in order to support your ventures into new overseas markets, we can help you identify practitioners who can provide you with the advice that you need.

A proven track record in franchising

Franchising is a specialised area for lawyers and obtaining the right advice can be challenging. At Spearing Waite we have individuals with a proven track record in this field having advised many businesses, including some household names, both on the franchising of a business model and the management of existing franchise networks.

If you are considering franchising your business internationally or are currently doing so, we have experience of international franchising, including master franchise arrangements, in both Continental Europe and Asia.

We also act for franchisees, and if you are considering taking a franchise of a business we can review the proposed franchise agreement and provide a written report on a fixed fee basis.

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For expert commercial advice contact the legal specialists at Spearing Waite.

Contact the team using the form below, or call +44 (0)116 262 4225


Contact the team using the form below, or call on +44 (0)116 262 4225

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We’re situated in the heart of Leicester’s commercial quarter, just minutes from the city centre. Get in touch with any queries you have, or alternatively, call us on 0116 262 4225.

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