A global survey of relationship laws for franchising

Date of this Version


Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Citation only.

Spencer, E.C. (2010). A global survey of relationship laws for franchising. Paper presented at the 24th Annual International Society of Franchising (ISOF) Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Access the conference website.

2010 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 180100

© Copyright Elizabeth Crawford Spencer, 2010


Information about patterns of regulation globally help to inform a better understanding of commercial regulation and to identify the most promising approaches to regulating the sector. This paper surveys legislation impacting upon the conduct of and exit from franchise contracts, referred to as 'conduct' or 'relationship' legislation. This legislation regulating the performance of the relationship establishes the rules that govern the franchisor - franchisee interaction after the contract has been signed. It alters the rights of parties, 'to freely contract among themselves, setting ground rules on aspects of the relationship such as termination, non-renewal, rights of franchisees to form associations, purchasing requirements, transfer rights, and system expansion.'

This document is currently not available here.



This document has been peer reviewed.