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Considering starting or buying a franchise in South Africa? Here's everything you need to know.



Franchising is a business model which allows the owner of a business system (the franchisor) to expand the business through the buy-in of individuals (franchisees). The franchisor gives the franchisee the right to run a business selling a product or providing a service using the franchisor's business system. The franchisee benefits from buying into a business with an established brand name and system.

We assist both franchisors and franchisees with the wide range of legal functions they commonly face, including:

  • Creation of franchises and structuring of companies generally;

  • Drafting and negotiation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents, and litigation on breached agreements;

  • Advising on disputes, compliance and Consumer Protection Act matters;

  • Compliance with Franchise Regulations;

  • Labour law and contractual matters; and

  • Trademarking of brand names, logos and slogans.

If you're considering starting or buying into a franchise, read more below or call us for advice.

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