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المنظمون السيد / ماركو هيرو Mr. Marco Hero Marco Hero Partner & Attorney TIGGES Rechtsanwälte Zollhof 8 D-40221 Düsseldorf +49 211/8687-112 (Tel) +49.

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2 المنظمون السيد / ماركو هيرو Mr. Marco Hero

3 Marco Hero Partner & Attorney TIGGES Rechtsanwälte Zollhof 8 D Düsseldorf / (Tel) / (Fax) The European Experience with Laws on Franchising International Conference & Expo for Franchise Riyadh, June 2, 2008

4 I. Laws applicable to franchising 1.General regulations - General commercial, trade and civil laws - Trademark law - Consumer protection rights 2. Specific franchise laws -Registration requirements -Pre-conctractual disclosure -Franchise relationship laws

5 I. Laws applicable to franchising 3. Codes of Ethics -Europe Franchise Federation - every national European Franchise Association, e.g. German Franchise Association e.g. German Franchise Association Difference to laws: Codes are not legally enforceable, but ethically binding for franchisors

6 II. Franchise Laws in Europe 1.European Countries with Franchise Laws -Belgium -France -Italy -Romania -Spain -Sweden

7 II. Franchise Laws in Europe 2. Franchise laws require franchisors to: -Correct disclosure -Correct registration -Correct franchise agreements Consequence of non-compliance: - Voidness of franchise agreement - Damage claims

8 III. European Countries without Franchise Legislation 1.European countries without franchise laws: e.g. -Austria -Germany -Switzerland -United Kingdom

9 III. European Countries without Franchise Legislation 1.General laws and case law require franchisors to: -Some pre-contractual disclosure -Definition of franchise nature Consequences of non-compliance: -Claims questionning franchise agreement -Damage claims

10 IV. Franchise Laws vs. Self Regulation 1.Pro franchise laws -Clear definition of legal requirements -Clear definition of franchise scope -Clear definition of pre-contractual phase 2. Contra franchise laws -Regulative -Advance costs

11 Franchising in Europe Thank you for your attention! Marco Hero Partner & Attorney TIGGES Rechtsanwälte Zollhof Düsseldorf Tel.: Fax: (fax) Düsseldorf – Frankfurt – Warzaw - Kitzbühel

12 المنظمون السيد / ماركو هيرو Mr. Marco Hero


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