Every business needs to secure their hard-won successes in robust and comprehensive legal frameworks. Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, as well as protection from competing interests are some of the hallmarks of sustainable and profitable enterprises. Our legal team can help with that.

DC Strategy Lawyers Pty Ltd is a member firm of the DC Strategy group.

Franchise Law

Franchising is a complex area of law governed by the Franchising Code of Conduct that encompass many interconnecting legal matters including leasing, licensing, compliance with regulations and the Code, giving rise to complexities and pitfalls. As Australasia’s expert end to end franchising business, specialising in franchise development, we are able to provide a wide range of legal services to franchisors and franchisees and support franchise sales and marketing activities.

Franchise Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We understand that litigation is costly, time-consuming and often a last resort for many clients. Our legal team has extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution and litigation. Every effort should be taken to try and solve your dispute before it is taken to the courtroom. Our franchise lawyers will work hard to achieve alternative dispute resolution and can provide mediation, negotiation and litigation where necessary.

Building a successful franchise is not just having the best business concept, tightest operations, or most efficient cost base. It’s largely a matter of having franchisees who are aligned with your goals and objectives. Our suite of marketing and sales services will help you find these ideal individuals.

Business & Corporate Structuring

Our experienced lawyers can give you practical advice on what business structure will best suit your current situation, and how it can adapt to manage future development. We will work to ensure the chosen structure maximises the potential and enterprise value of your business.

Master Franchise Development

Many Australian entrepreneurs look to import a foreign-based franchise by securing a Master Franchise to develop the brand in Australia. We can assist you in getting started as a Master Franchisee in Australia.

Licensing, Supply & Distribution

You want to get your brand out there or are looking for ways to share and develop your product range, DC Strategy Lawyers can assist you in getting there with the correct frameworks and documentation, as well as advice along the way.

Buying & Selling Businesses

Buying or selling a business is a big decision to make. You will need professional advice and assistance and with our knowledge on the ins and outs of selling, both franchises and stand alone businesses, we can guide you through the risks and potential rewards from signing contracts and right through to settlement.

Intellectual Property & Trade Marks

Your business is unique and needs to be set apart from the rest. Your brand and ideas are what get you there. Our lawyers can help you, not only establish and protect your trade mark, but also your ideas and design concepts, so as to protect you from imitators and ensure the value of your products and brand assets are retained.

Commercial & Corporate Law

Your structure and contracts and how you both negotiate these from the outset can influence and impact you throughout the course of running a business. Regular reviews and updates, including in relation to compliance will also help you stay ahead of the game. We offer expert legal advice for all commercial and operational aspects of your business and deliver a robust corporate framework to sustain future growth.

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