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Fieldfishers commercial group podcast series. For enquiries please email commercial@fieldfisher.com

    The Dutch Franchise Act Episode with Manish Bahl

    The Dutch Franchise Act Episode with Manish Bahl

    On 30 June 2020, the Dutch Parliament's upper house passed the Dutch Franchise Act ("DFA"). The DFA is due to enter into force in January 2021, and it means that the Netherlands now joins a number of other European countries to have a franchise-specific law.

    In the podcast, Gordon Drakes (co-head of Fieldfisher's franchising team) discusses the DFA with Manish Bahl, a partner at the firm's Amsterdam office who specialises in commercial and competition law. Their discussion covers the popularity of the franchise model in the Netherlands, the reasons behind the genesis of the DFA and the key areas to note in the new legislation. As an important European economy which is seen increasingly as a favourable location for international businesses, it is important that businesses understand the reach of the new DFA.

    Please also click here to read Manish's article on this subject - https://www.fieldfisher.com/en/services/franchising/franchise-commercial-law-blog/update-dutch-franchise-act

    If you would like to know more about this topic, please contact Gordon Drakes (Gordon.Drakes@fieldfisher.com) or Manish Bahl (Manish.Bahl@fieldfisher.com).

    • 20 min
    Franchising 101 – How to prepare your business for franchising

    Franchising 101 – How to prepare your business for franchising

    In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the franchise model will have an important role to play in the economic recovery, helping individuals take their first steps into business ownership, presenting opportunities to established operators to grow their portfolios and enabling brand owners to expand and regain and/or grow market share. Now is therefore a good time to explore the key legal considerations for any business which is preparing to franchise. This podcast is a conversation between Fieldfisher partners and co-heads of the Franchising & Commercial team, David Bond and Gordon Drakes.

    The conversation covers the following ground:


    Why us a franchise model?  What other options are there?
    Once a business has decided on the franchise route, what are the first things it should consider?
    What legal documents are typically used within a franchise, and what is their purpose?
    What are the key terms of a franchise agreement?
    What are the main risks for a would-be franchisor?
    How can a business ensure the franchise is a success?

    You can read more on this topic at the Fieldfisher website by clicking here

    • 38 min
    Future proofing your commerical contracts - a european perspective

    Future proofing your commerical contracts - a european perspective

    We welcome you to listen to the first in a series of podcasts for international businesses focusing on franchising, distribution and agency models.

    In this episode we will discuss future proofing your commercial contracts. The podcast will be moderated by commercial lawyer and UK partner at Fieldfisher - Gordon Drakes who will be joined by employees from Fieldfisher's european network:

    Sara Bandehzadeh and Stefanie Greifender - Fieldfisher Germany

    Jordi Ruiz De Villa - Fieldfisher Italy

    Nathalie Hadjadj-Cazier and Anne-Laura-Helende des Ylouses - Fieldfisher France

    David Bond - Fieldfisher UK

    • 44 min

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