Managing The Master Franchise Termination

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT) -- When designing an international multiunit franchise relationship, it is beyond question that the most important factor is choosing the right international partner. Once you believe that you have found that ideal partner you will need to choose the best vehicle to structure the business relationship.

The two most conventional international development structures are the area development agreement and the master franchise agreement. Under the former, the franchisor maintains a direct relationship with its international partner, while under the latter, which currently is the preferred structure in...
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