Do you have any questions regarding franchising?
If you are thinking about starting franchising operations, you should protect your business concept in so far as possible, at an early stage of the planning. When the operations are up and running, there are always legal matters to consider and deal with. A dispute with a supplier, a franchisee or an authority can create large problems for the entire chain. These legal matters are best managed by lawyers who are knowledgeable in franchising and can protect your interests.
ASTRA ADVOKATER also works with other distribution forms, such as retail and commercial agency, and assists in analysis of which form is most suitable for your purposes.
ASTRA ADVOKATER is a business law firm with broad competence and long-term relationships. Through long-term and close collaborations with our clients, we can provide competent advice for each specific situation.
Thanks to our international network, we can provide counselling in legal, procedural and practical matters, regardless of where an investigation is being performed.
The firm offers counselling regarding:
Don’t tell anyone about your business concept without first signing a non-disclosure agreement with the other party.
Register your trademark before initiating operations. We have competence throughout the EU and networks that can help us in the rest of the world.
Since 2006, we have a Swedish act requiring that specific information is presented to franchisees in a prospectus. We will protect your interests.
There is no legislation governing the contents, but many matters should be clarified if you are to achieve the ideal contract.
Here, there is peremptory law at both the Swedish and the European level, meaning that a sound evaluation of the distribution forms should be performed before a decision is made.
Disputes arise even in the best franchises. We can act as mediators, representatives or arbitrators in disputes.
Expansion and exit
Expanding a franchise internationally leads to many legal questions. The same applies when you are ready for exit. We have the answers!