Our dedicated Franchising team

has extensive experience in franchising law and working with franchise structures.

Franchising

Our services include:

  • The initial establishment of franchise structures, maintaining and expanding such structures and drafting franchise agreements.
  • Our Dispute Resolution practice has acted for franchise companies in enforcing their franchise rights.
  • We have also assisted international franchise companies with their expansion into South Africa and Africa, particularly with the South Africanising of their franchise agreements.

Ranked Practitioners

  • Chris Charter is the National Practice Head of the Competition team. Chambers Global 2018 - 2019 ranked him in Band 1 for competition/antitrust. Chambers Global 2015–2017 ranked him in Band 2 for competition/antitrust. The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 – 2018 recommended Chris as a leading individual for competition. The Legal 500 EMEA 2012–2016 recommended him for competition. Best Lawyers International 2014–2019 listed Chris for competition/antitrust law and in 2018 listed him as Lawyer of the Year for competition/antitrust law. IFLR1000 2018 recommended him as a highly regarded competition lawyer. IFLR1000 2011–2017 recommended Chris as a leading lawyer for competition. Who’s Who Legal identified Chris as one of world’s leading Competition lawyers for 2017 – 2019. He was identified in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2014 and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014.

  • Best Lawyers International 2018-2019 listed Clem Daniels for mergers and acquisitions law.

  • Best Lawyers International 2018-2019 listed Allan Hannie for corporate law.

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2012 recommended Jo Neser for commercial, corporate/M&A. Best Lawyers International 2010–2019 listed him for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law. Jo was identified as a leading lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Franchise for 2017. He was identified as a leading lawyer by The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers 2013-2017 and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014. 

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 recommended Gasant Orrie for commercial, corporate/M&A. Best Lawyers International 2010–2019 listed him for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law.