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Nixon Peabody Attorneys Create Guide for Franchising in Africa

July 13, 2012
Media Relations Director
Allison McClain

Washington, DC. Nixon Peabody LLP announces the publication of Franchising in Africa: Legal and Business Considerations, a reference tool for lawyers, business people and academics to use in navigating the legal and business issues impacting franchise arrangements in Africa. Washington, DC, Franchise partner Kendal Tyre and Washington, DC, Franchise associate Diana Vilmenay edited the book and also contributed a chapter in the work.

Franchising in Africa: Legal and Business Considerations, published by LexNoir Foundation, provides an overview of the franchise industry in Africa and addresses the typical legal issues confronted when expanding a franchise system overseas, and particularly in Africa. It highlights issues encountered when drafting international franchise agreements, and provides practical ways in which to finance the African franchise venture.  The publication also covers those laws governing franchising in eleven African countries—Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, and Zambia.

Several of the chapters are devoted to a particular country. In those chapters, an author, who is a legal expert in the designated jurisdiction, addresses the basic questions that a franchise lawyer would need to know to competently represent a client in expanding its franchise system to that country.