Bird & Bird LLP

Contact details

Member - Affiliate
Graeme Payne
Bird & Bird LLP  
+44 (0)20 7982 6474
12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AG

About Bird & Bird LLP

Company Overview

Bird & Bird is a full service law firm with offices in London, Europe, the Middle East, SE Asia and the Far East.  Bird & Bird has a globally recognised dedicated franchise team which focuses on supporting and advising franchisors predominantly in the food & beverage, hotel, leisure, retail, education, healthcare, tuition and services sectors. 

The specialist franchise dispute resolution team helps franchisors to avoid and minimise the risk of disputes as well as handling domestic and international litigation and arbitration. 

Complementary legal services include trade mark management and protection, commercial property, data protection & privacy, corporate investment and exit strategies, employment & HR services, competition law, transfer pricing & tax planning and promotions, advertising and marketing. 

Franchise Services

Bird & Bird's UK and international franchise services include:

  • Advice regarding structuring of the franchise business
  • Drafting the core franchise and ancillary documentation
  • Trademark protection and management
  • Franchise roll out programs and documentation management
  • Exit strategy planning and corporate investment
  • In-house counsel support
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Representing or defending franchisee group actions
  • Social media, advertising, marketing and promotions advice
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Tax planning for franchise business shareholders
  • Transfer pricing
  • Commercial property
  • Employment & pensions
  • Trade sales, MBIs and MBOs
  • Legal opinions and expert witnesses
  • Trevor Muir
    Drain Doctor Ltd - Franchisee case study

    "My story is rather extraordinary – and my eventual association with Drain Doctor appeared to happen by fate."

    Read the full case study
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