Practice Areas: Babette is recognised as one of Europe's leading experts for international franchising particularly in the hotel and leisure sector. She has transactional experience in all 27 EU countries and emerging markets (Russia, India, China, Middle East). She advises on international master franchises, development and unit franchise agreements but also on the use of franchising as a strategic tool and on international roll-out programmes. Babette is a member of the IBA Franchise Committee and a regular speaker at IBA, IFA and ABA events.
Professional Memberships: IBA Franchise Committee, IFA, ABA Forum on Franchising, IBA Hotel & Leisure Committee.Career: Trained Dusseldorf, London, Hong Kong.
Publications: 'Germany, Practical Commercial Law', (Longmans 1992); 'Doing Business in Germany', chapter on franchising, agency and distribution agreements, (Kogan Page 2000). Butterworth Encyclopedia Franchising (Canadian edition).Personal: Education in Germany, the USA and London. Interests include horse riding, surfing, music and her children. (Speaks German, French, Spanish and Russian).