Legal Services

Franchising and Licensing

From start-up to sale, expansion to exit, we help businesses at every stage of their journey. Front-end services like establishing the right corporate structure can set you on the right path. Protecting your intellectual property safeguards some of your most important assets. Managing franchise and licensing agreements ensures that you get maximum rewards from your hard work and dedication.


Whether you’re franchising your business or becoming a franchisee, it’s important that your interests are protected. Finn Roache has acted for large franchise chains and small clients alike. We know what pitfalls to look out for and how to avoid them.

We’ll draft and review franchise agreements, disclosure documents and any applicable contracts. If you have a distribution or licensing agreement, it’s important that it protects your rights and interests. To make sure your expansion goes smoothly we will also help you with any property leasing and taxation issues you may need to resolve.

Licensing and distribution

Many businesses use a distributor to sell their goods or services, or license their intellectual property rights. It’s important to ensure that your distribution agreement, or licence agreement, protects your rights and interests and helps you achieve your economic goals.

We’ll draft and review any license and assignment agreements you may need to get the maximum benefit from your IP. That includes related rights like the use of confidential information.

Our services include:

  • Advice on how to realise your expansion plans and develop a road map to your exit strategy
  • Helping you to establish the right corporate structure for your goals
  • Identifying and protecting your IP, including trademark applications
  • Sale or purchase of businesses, including entire chains

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Should you wish to expand your business, we can provide you with tailored advice to suit your needs.

We will prepare the documents required for the transaction and ensure your rights are protected at all times.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for initial advice.

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