Stewart Germann Law Office (SGL) was founded by Stewart Germann in 1993. Previously Stewart Germann had been a partner in various law firms and he has been involved in franchising and licensing since 1980.
SGL handles all aspects of property law, commercial law and company law with particular emphasis on franchising, businesses, licensing and distribution agreements. As well as acting for many New Zealand franchisors, the firm also acts for a number of Australian franchisors who have entered New Zealand to expand their system. The firm also acts for franchisors in USA and the United Kingdom.
SGL prides itself in providing expert legal advice in relation to franchising, licensing and small business. It also provides advice in the area of intellectual property and the firm has considerable expertise in drafting commercial documentation.
SGL can assist franchisors with the preparation of franchise agreements and related documentation. The firm can also adapt agreements in international jurisdictions for New Zealand conditions. SGL has contacts in the franchising industry worldwide.