The 4th edition of the Franchise & Licensing – Country Comparative Guides published by The Legal 500 was released at the beginning of October. The Legal 500 called on Emmanuelle Jardin-Lillo, Partner at TGS France Avocats and Head of the Contracts, Antitrust & Distribution Department, to write the chapter of the Guide “Franchise and Licensing” dedicated to France. It’s a first, because in the 3 previous editions of the Guide, France was not yet represented.
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The Legal 500’s comparative guides are produced by leading lawyers from top law firms and track chapter-by-chapter answers to specific questions in a variety of legal areas. 18 countries are represented in this edition of the “Franchise and Licensing” Comparative Guide. TGS France Avocats is the only French law firm represented thanks to the expertise of Emmanuelle Jardin-Lillo.
This year, France is for the first time represented in the Comparative Guide “Franchise and Licensing”. Its presence is not insignificant since France “is the country in the European Union where the franchise is the most widespread. With more than 50 years of existence, the franchise plays a crucial role in the French economic landscape by creating jobs and added value in the territories where it is established” (extract from question 26 of the France chapter)
” When the head of The Legal 500 Comparative Guides contacted me, I was very honored. The Legal 500 is a highly influential and internationally recognized legal publisher for lawyers. It was therefore a pleasure to answer the 37 questions on franchise and to represent France in the “Franchise & Licensing Guide””, explains Emmanuelle Jardin-Lillo.
The purpose of this comparative law guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic and concrete overview of the legal regime of franchise in different countries around the world, including France. This guide is based on 37 questions which address the following topics:
Our lawyer, Emmanuelle Jardin-Lillo, provides precise and complete answers on franchise law in France and in particular on the franchisor-franchisee relationship, the submission of the pre-contractual information document, the negotiation of the franchise agreement, the payment of royalties or the electronic signature as well as the lessons to be learned from the Covid-19 crisis…
This guide, written in English, is available online and free of charge on: France – Franchise and Licensing