Looking to franchise? We help you make the right moves every step of the way.
Franchise businesses are everywhere in New Zealand and this method of business does not seem to be slowing down, if anything franchising is increasing in New Zealand. The last survey of franchising in New Zealand was conducted in 2012 and at that time there were 423 active franchise systems in New Zealand operating 450 brands. For a small country we definitely punch above our weight when it comes to franchising.
Whether you are a franchisor or a franchisee, Turner Hopkins will look for innovative ways to provide you with cost effective and practical legal services, which meet your individual requirements.
The Areas We Cover
We will assist you at every step of the way:
If you are looking at franchising your business we will:
Leasing is a huge component of some franchise businesses and often a serious long-term commitment. We will:
If you are thinking about importing a franchise system into New Zealand we will:
We will advise you on your rights and obligations and assist with the dispute resolution process.
We will assist in the negotiation of the terms and conditions of the sale and purchase agreement and fulfilling the requirements of the franchisor in relation to the sale of your business.
If you are a franchisor we can assist you in designing a system that will simplify your sale and renewal processes and make sure your franchisees meet your requirements.
We will provide you with advice on the best way to protect your intellectual property, the best structure to use and can assist with trademark applications and drafting of licence agreements.
In the first instance please contact our Franchise Specialist Phil Shannon by email: Phil@turnerhopkins.co.nz
“I can't speak highly enough of Jenny. She got everything done in a timely manner and when my ex-husband threw a spanner in the works at the eleventh hour she got the required documentation to his lawyers and settlement back on track.”~ Tracey
“I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to John Stirling and Kathryn Wynd for their patience and understanding. We are so honored to have John and Kathryn looking after us. Whenever someone asks if I know of legal firm, I always say Turner Hopkins.”~ Manaia
“John is very easy to talk to, he never makes you feel dumb, and never makes you feel like you are wasting his time for asking questions. He explains everything very clearly, every time. John's support staff are also very efficient and so easy to deal with. No detail is missed when dealing with them. My husband and I are fans of them all :)”~ Jess