Franchising
Market entry and compliance assistance
Our lawyers offer a wealth of knowledge in the specialist area of franchising and have experience dealing with a wide range of industry sectors. 
 
There is no specific franchise legislation in New Zealand, franchising is governed and regulated under general commercial law, including competition, companies, consumer and fair trading laws.  Franchise networks who are members of the Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ), must also comply with the Code of Practice and maintain a disclosure document.
 
Our team has experience advising franchisors in markets where there is specific franchise legislation, including Australia, China, Canada and USA.  This experience enables our team to efficiently and effectively assist international franchisors to adapt the franchised business model and suite of franchise documents for market entry and compliance with New Zealand law.
 
To help you navigate the regulations, we offer expert and strategic advice on:     
  • Franchise, dealer and licence agreements and documentation
  • Ownership structures
  • Legal rights and compliance
  • Asset protection
  • Competition law compliance
  • IP protection
  • Leasing requirements
  • Financing issues
  • Disputes
  • Employment, and health and safety requirements/issues
We work with Franchise NZ. You can find details about them here: https://franchise.co.nz//



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Wynn Williams Christchurch
Level 5, Wynn Williams House, 47 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand.
PO Box 4341, DX WX11179, Christchurch 8140.
+64 3 379 7622
+64 3 379 2467
Wynn Williams Auckland
Level 25, Vero Centre, 48 Shortland Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
PO Box 2401, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140.
+64 9 300 2600
+64 9 300 2609
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