Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. specialist franchise lawyers in South Africa. Our franchising services include:

Franchise Agreements
How a franchise agreement is setup depends on the type of franchise being bought and sold. There will definitely be provisions in the franchise agreement that will have a direct impact on how you run your business.

Licensing Arrangements
Franchise licenses can give the business owner rights to different aspects of the business. There are two main types of franchise licenses – license to use product or trade name & license to use the business format.

Advice on Franchising Your Business
Advice on all the legal aspects when starting your own franchise.

Advice on Purchasing a Franchise
Advice on all the legal aspects when buying a franchise.

Dispute Resolution Services
Most franchise diputes can be settled out of court. Franchise agreements are required to include mandatory dispute resolution procedures.

Advice on Consumer Protection Act
The Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 and the Competition Act 89 of 1998 contain specific provisions that are contrary to well established franchising principles.

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. specialist franchise lawyers offer professional legal services to anyone who wishes to start or buy a franchise. We also provide legal services to established franchises who wish to have their franchise agreements reviewed.