W-23: A Guided Tour of Franchising in the Asia-Pacific

Date: October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019

Location: Denver, CO

Nixon Peabody partner Andrew Loewinger will join a panel of international franchise practitioners to discuss the unique laws and practical approaches for brands expanding into the Asia-Pacific region at the 2019 ABA Forum on Franchising in Denver, CO.

W-23: A Guided Tour of Franchising in the Asia-Pacific
Thursday, October 17, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
Friday, October 18, 10:30–11:45 a.m.

The Asia-Pacific region continues to play a vital role in shaping the global economy, both in terms of GDP and population. As a result, the appeal for brands to expand their international franchise offerings to the Asia-Pacific has increased tremendously. Expansion can be complex, as the franchise disclosure, relationship and other laws affecting franchising may vary significantly from country to country. These local requirements can be unusual compared to, and more restrictive than, the requirements in a franchisor’s home country. An experienced panel of international franchise practitioners will survey the franchise regimes in a sampling of Asia-Pacific countries (including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam), highlighting franchise disclosure and relationship regimes; and the applicability of notable local laws, including such as those related to currency exchange controls, privacy, competition, and labor; and other special considerations, such as taxes, sourcing, franchise codes of conduct employment, taxes, “unfair standard form” contract provisions, and dispute resolution.


  • Srijoy Das, Archer & Angel, India
  • Abhishek Dubé, DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Andrew P. Loewinger, Nixon Peabody LLP

For more information and to register, visit the ABA website.

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