Washington, DC. Nixon Peabody LLP announces the publication of the first edition of International Franchising 2016: Legal and Business Considerations, a comprehensive reference guide for lawyers, business people and academics to use in navigating the legal and business issues impacting franchise arrangements throughout the world. This new volume covers Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
A team of Nixon Peabody attorneys based in Washington, DC, developed and edited this book and contributed several chapters in collaboration with more than 70 other lawyers around the globe. This comprehensive 590-page publication was led by franchise partner Kendal Tyre. The editorial team included Nixon Peabody attorneys Pierce H. Han, Keri McWilliams, and Nia Newton as well as Diana Vilmenay from the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty. The United States chapter was co-authored by Steven Feirman, another Nixon Peabody franchise partner based in Washington, DC, and the China chapter was drafted by Kelly Xiang, a Chinese legal counselor in the firm’s Shanghai, China, office.
International Franchising 2016, published by LexNoir Foundation, highlights issues encountered when drafting international franchise agreements, and covers local law governing franchise arrangements in 41 jurisdictions. In those chapters devoted to a specific country, a legal expert in the designated jurisdiction addresses the basic issues that a franchise lawyer must know to competently advise a client in expanding its franchise system to that particular country. Many of the guidelines provided by local, foreign counsel are more broadly applicable to other types of cross-border agreements and transactions.