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International Franchising


Wiley Rein’s Franchise Group combines legal knowledge with deep international franchise industry experience to provide significant value to clients. Our attorneys are national and international leaders in franchise law, specializing in multi-jurisdictional transactions. The team has advised clients in more than 80 countries.

Working with our worldwide franchise network of law firms, our attorneys have managed some of the most complex multi-jurisdictional franchise transactions of the past two decades. Some of the largest and most entrepreneurial restaurant chains, retailers, and service industries – including quick service, quick casual, and casual dining restaurants; supplemental educational services; cosmetics; fashion accessories; hotels; and hospitality providers – rely on our team to support them in navigating expansion into new markets around the globe, including complying with country-specific disclosure, registration, and filing requirements and the creation and negotiation of direct franchises, development agreements, master franchises, joint ventures, advertising cooperatives, and purchasing cooperatives.

In addition, we assist clients with international franchise terminations, ownership changes, and regulatory compliance. We have experience with international arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and other forums.