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Fieldfisher is a European law firm providing commercial solutions across a range of industry sectors. We have a particular focus on companies that are highly regulated and those with intellectual property and technology driven business models. We have a network of offices in Europe as well as Shanghai and Palo Alto, California. We also have a network of franchise specialists providing coverage across the globe.

Our franchise group is Europe’s only fully integrated practice comprising 25 full-time franchising specialists who provide expertise in ancillary areas such as competition law, property, tax and litigation. It is consistently recognised as the leading European-based franchising practice by the legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers UK. In addition, Chambers Global 2014 confirmed our franchising team to be one of the two top specialist practices in the world. No other practice based in Europe features in the top 3 ranking bands of the directory.

We advise many franchisors, master franchisees and franchisee associations. We have extensive experience of assisting in the development and critique of franchise structures and implementing them both in the UK and internationally.

We are also instructed by companies who have never been involved in franchising to explore whether a franchise structure might achieve strategic expansion better than the usual corporate methods such as raising finance or joint ventures.

As global leaders in franchising and licensing we have a clear understanding of how these models can be used for the growth of businesses.

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