Franchising and distribution

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:

Non-disclosure agreements
Franchise prospectuses
Retail contracts
Agency contracts
Dispute resolution
Expansion and exit

Our specialists in the area


Anders Fernlund

Anders har varit verksam inom franchising och distributionsrätt sedan 1983. Verksamheten bedrivs såväl nationellt som internationellt genom att företräda franchisegivare eller franchisetagare i alla steg från skapandet av ett franchisesystem till eventuella tvister eller utlandsexpansioner eller rena M&A-transaktioner. Anders har varit ordförande i Svensk Franchise, EuroFranchise Lawyers och senior vice chair i IBA’s International Franchise Committee. Anders är såväl civilekonom som Sveriges enda juris doktor inom franchisejuridik.

  • Olika advokatbyråer i Stockholm
  • Forskare och lärare vid Juridicum, Stockholms universitet
  • Linköpings tingsrätt
  • Handelshögskolan i Stockholm, civ. ek.
  • Stockholms universitet, jur. kand., jur. dr.

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