The basis for the agreemeents between the franchisor and the franchiseee is the franchise agreement.
The content of the franchise agreement can significantly determine your success as a franchisor or franchisee. This is because the provisions in the franchise agreement have a direct influence on you autonomy/entrepreneurial freedom, the continuity of your business and the return on your franchise activities.
– As a franchise organization (franchisor) you develop a franchis formula. You give franchisees the right to use the developed business concept.
– As a franchisee, you contract with a franchise organization. This is to get the right to operate a franchise business based on the franchise formula.
Our franchise attorney (lawyer) will gladly offer you clarity and proactive legal support with your questions about the franchise agreement. Your company, your interests and your plans are paramount.
Your interest in the franchise agreement
Our franchise attorney will meet you and ask you questions about your company and interests. Based on what you tell us, we show you your interests and your legal position. We do this apllying our specialist knowledge of franchise and contract law, our inventiveness and our specific experience with franchise issues to your situation.
Franchise contract questions and solutions
Our specialist will make it clear to you what your legal questions and points of attention are for the franchise agreement to be drawn up or already concluded. In our legal franchise advice we will discuss with you how we can – if desired – solve your legal questions and seize opportunities. Based on your answers to our questions, we adjust our services to your specific situation.
Franchise agreement advice
Pep Legal offers proactive strategic legal franchise support, focused on short-term and long-term interests for your company.
Support franchise agreement
Our franchise attorney (lawyer) helps franchisors and franchisees with legal advice and guidance with:
- drafting of the franchise agreement and other specific franchise documents
- adjusting the franchise agreement, for example due to changed regulations
- cancellation and termination of the franchise agreement
- disputes about the franchise agreement
- franchise contract management
- preventing and conducting legal proceedings concerning the franchise agreement
Pep Legal helps you to create a solid legal foundation for your franchise plans, with a lot of attention for what is important for your organization.
During the drafting of the franchise agreement and franchise documents you will have contact with your franchise lawyer as often as you wish. Pep Legal will help you until the assignment is really finished.
Law firm Pep Legal also offers long-term proactive strategic legal franchise support through franchise advisory processes.
Each franchise agreement can contain different topics. The following topics are almost always reflected in the franchise agreement:
- franchise contracting parties
- franchise formula, the franchise right and intellectual property
- territory of the franchisee
- fee structure
- duration of the franchise agreement
- termination of the franchise agreement
- franchise obligations franchisor
- franchise obligations franchisee
- developing and adjusting the franchise formula by the franchisor
- non-competition clause
- confidentiality clause
- link with the franchise manual
- if applicable link with the commercial propery rental
- dispute regulation
However, a professional franchise contract contains more topics and provisions. This is to make agreements on various important topics. Such as topics that have a direct influence on the coninuity of the business and the return on franchise activities.
Pep Legal thinks along with you in areas such as marketing, sales, communication, location choice, recruitment and support of franchisees.
For specific activities such as a commercial plan, a financial plan, marketing and sales support, recruitment and selection of franchisees, brand name registration, store selection, etc. Pep Legal has the connections to put you in contact with honest professionals.
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Experience with franchise agreements in the Netherlands and abroad
Our specialized franchise lawyer has assisted many (hundreds of) franchisors and franchisees with questions about drafting, adjusting and terminating franchise agreements.
Because of that extensive experience you know that our specialist can apply his knowledge in your situation to your specific question about the franchise agreement. Our franchise specialist also knows the importance and the possible consequences that the content of the franchise agreement can have for the companies that conclude the contract whit each other.
The legal partner at the franchise agremeent in the Netherlands
Franchisors who are helped by us when drafting the franchise agreement and with franchise advice when starting a franchise, regularly consult us about new franchise developments and legal questions.
The same applies for franchisees: we often help franchisees to terminate the franchise agreement and to sell the franchise business, and later to help entrepreneurs if the want to build a franchise organization and become a franchisor.
For both franchisors and franchisees, law firm Pep Legal is the franchise law firm and the legal partner for questions about their franchise agreement.