Franchise Law

A franchise contract is a legal, binding document or agreement between a franchisor and franchisee. To start, or buy a franchise will require a franchise attorney to setup the franchise contract and other legal documents. The franchise relationship between a franchisor and franchisee will mostly be controlled and governed by the contract. There will be provisions in the contract that will have a direct impact on how you run your business.

Esmari Jonker

Esmari is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa with more than 16 years experience with franchise agreements (franchise contracts), litigation and intellectual property. She acts on behalf of local as well as international clients in the franchise industry. Esmari advises both franchisees and franchisors with regard to legal matters. Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is an accredited legal service provider and member of FASA. 

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