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5 May 2021 - Christoph Wildhaber will beteaching teaching "legal organization" in front of existing and future franchisors during a seminar run by Swiss Distribution - Licensing Franchising Agency.

Silvia Bortolotti has been appointed Officer (Conference Coordinator) of the International Franchising Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Silvia Bortolotti’s new article "New Rules on Online Platforms in the European Union—How They May Affect Franchisors", just published in The Franchise Lawyer, American Bar Association (ABA), Forum on Franchising, Vol. 40, No. 1, Winter 2021.

 

22-23 October 2020 - Silvia Bortolotti was one of the special guests of the "Salone Franchising Milano”, the leading trade fair for franchising in Italy, during which she gave some tips on how to draft an international franchise contract”.

16 September 2020 - The Swiss Franchise Association has changed its name to Swiss Distribution - Licensing Franchising Agency. Swiss Distribution aims to promote distribution organizations such as licensing, franchise or agency systems. 

16 September 2020 - Silvia Bortolotti was discussing recent legal developments and trends affecting franchising in Italy (including those related to Covid-19) during the “News from around the world” webinar presented by the IBA International Franchising Committee

30 August 2020 - Silvia Bortolotti was acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal 2020 as the most highly regarded franchise lawyer in Italy

23 May 2020 - Silvia Bortolotti gave a lecture on distribution, franchising and selective distribution contracts during the Master “Business and Company Law: European and international perspectives” organized by the LUISS School of Law.

5 August 2020 - Christoph Wildhaber was teaching teaching "legal organization" in front of existing and future franchisors during a seminar run by the Swiss Franchise Association.

 

8 November 2019 - Silvia Bortolotti was acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as one of the most highly regarded franchise lawyers in Italy.

13 November 2019 - Silvia Bortolotti was speaker in Milan (Italy) during the Federazione ANIE seminar “Distribution Contracts - The most common issues: resale prices, product warranty, exclusivity, regulation of online sales".

16 - 18 October 2019 - John Pratt was speaker during the ABA Forum in Denver "Collect if you dare: Practical strategies to help franchise parties copy with GDPR and other international privacy laws and the evolving US privacy and data security landscape".

14 - 17 October 2019 – Marco Hero was a speaker during the International Franchise Expo in Frankfurt, Germany on “How to enter the European market from the United States”.

7 October 2019 – Marco Hero joined the legal committee of the German Franchise Association.

4 October 2019 – John Pratt gave essential tips for Investing in a Franchise during the NEC Franchise Exhibition.

4 - 5 October 2019 – Marco Hero presented a program on “International Franchising – Legal issues” in Dubai.

24 - 25 September 2019 – Marco Hero hosted a workshop on “Procurement in international distribution systems in Porto, Portugal.

12 September 2019 – Marco Hero was a speaker during the Food Systems Forum in Munich on “10 key considerations for franchising your restaurant concept”

13 - 15 June 2019 – Marco Hero moderated a program during the annual conference of the International Distribution Institute (IDI) in Florence, Italy on “A typical situation: earlier termination for non-attainment of minimum turnover” together with the global head of legal of Trussardi.

27 March 2019 - Christoph Wildhaber was teaching "legal organization" in front of existing and future franchisors during a seminar run by the Swiss Franchise Association.

  

23 November 2018 - Anders Fernlund was defending his doctoral dissertation (PhD / LL.D) at a public hearing at the Law school of the Stockholm University. The title of the dissertation is “Franchising – Friction between transnational business model and national legislation”.”

15 November 2018 - Christoph Wildhaber was moderating a Break-out-Session "Distribution models" during the seminar Distribution 2.0 in Zurich.

29 June 2018 – Sergey Medvedev was officially elected to be a member of the Board of Directors at the Russian Franchise Association (RFA) during the general Board-meeting organized in Moscow, Russia.

13 June 2018 - Christoph Wildhaber was teaching "legal organization" in front of existing and future franchisors during a seminar run by the Swiss Franchise Association.

8 June 2018 – John Pratt was a speaker at the International Distribution Institute Conference in Florence "The Role of Business Consultants in Deciding the Appropriate Strategy for Getting and Keeping Control at the Retail Level".

8 - 9 June 2018 - Marco Hero presented a case study at the International Distribution Institute Conference in Florence, together with Andrew Loewinger on “Distribution vs. franchising: pros and cons when retail goes international from a legal perspective“.

8 - 9 June 2018 - Pascal Hollander has been chairing a panel at the IDI (International Distribution Institute) annual conference in Florence on "The conditions for an effective expedited arbitration procedure: a comparison of different experience".

28 May – 1 June 2018 - Sergey Medvedev was a speaker at the panel session “World Trends in Franchising” at the World Franchise Forum (WWF) held in Moscow, Russia.

28 May – 1 June 2018 - Sergey Medvedev was a speaker at the panel session “Legal Aspects Franchising in the Eurasian Economic Union” at the World Franchise Forum (WWF) held in Moscow, Russia

28 May – 1 June 2018 - Sergey Medvedev participated at the seminar “Protection of IP Rights in Franchising” at the World Franchise Forum (WWF) held in Moscow, Russia

9 May 2018 - Jordi Ruiz de Villa was a speaker at the IFA Conference in Washington moderating "selected contractual issues: guarantee or surety provided by franchisee".

8 - 9 May 2018 - Rocío Belda was a speaker at the IFA/IBA Joint Conference in Washington DC about the landmark judgment of the European Court of Justice on the Coty Prestige case

8 - 9 May 2018 - John Pratt was a speaker at the IFA Conference in Washington "Participation in country specific roundtable".

27 April 2018 - Rocío Belda was a speaker at the Program Executive on Fashion&Law organized by the Centro de Estudios Garrigues about distribution and franchise networks in fashion retail

2 March 2018 – John Pratt was a speaker at the School for Social Entrepreneurs "The Legal Aspects of Franchising".

22 February 2018 – John Pratt was a speaker at bfa "Is good faith dead in franchising?".

10 - 13 February 2018 - Sergey Medvedev attended the IFA 2018 Convention held in Phoenix, USA, where he co-moderated the roundtable “Franchising in BRICS” and met with clients. The Convention covered legal and commercial franchise aspects and brought together over 3500 participants from around the globe.

11 January 2018 - Christoph Wildhaber moderated a franchise session during a seminar in Klosters in collaboration with Union suisse des arts et métiers/Schweizerischer Gewerbeverband.

 

8 December 2017 - Volodymyr Yakubovskyy Nobles and Phenomena have joined forces to enhance expertise in transactional practices and enrich their spectrum of legal services to the growing number of clients. Read more in the Press Release.

5 December 2017 - Christoph Wildhaber taught "legal organization" in front of existing and future franchisors during a seminar run by the Swiss Franchise Association.

2 - 3 December 2017 - Sergey Medvedev participated in the II International Baikal Franchise Fair – BAIKALBRAND, which was held by Irkutsk Regional Entrepreneurship Support Fund in cooperation with the Ministry of Economics of Irkutsk Region and Russian Franchise Association in Irkutsk, Russia, where he spoke on “Legal Aspects of Franchising” and met with clients. The Convention covered various commercial issues related to franchising business and brought together over 400 attendees from all over Russia.

18 - 20 October 2017 - John Pratt was a speaker during the ABA Franchise Forum in Palm Desert "The Subfranchisees are doing what?!".

14 October 2017 - John Pratt was a speaker during the NEC Franchise Exhibition "How to Franchise your Business".

5 - 6 October 2017 - John Pratt was a speaker at the  ABA Palm Desert – “Dealing with subfranchisee breaches in an International Franchising Context”.

28 June 2017 - John Pratt was a speaker at the bfa “Legal Aspects of Franchising”.

9 - 19 June 2017 - John Pratt was a speaker at the  IDI Conference in Paris – “What are the main issues when implementing rebrading?”

9 - 10 June 2017 - Marco Hero was a speaker during the International Distribution Institute's (IDI) annual conference in Paris on the topic "Selling brands on Amazon, eBay and other platforms - the distributor's perspective".

9 - 10 May 2017 - John Pratt was a speaker at the IBA/IFA Washington Conference – “International Franchise Associations”.

9 - 10 May 2017 - Marco Hero hosted a workshop at the annual convention of the German Franchise Association (DFV) under the title "From Ronald McDonald to Donald Trump - latest challenges for international franchise systems".

25 - 26 April 2017 - Marco Hero was a speaker at the  Masterfranchise Conference in Hamburg on the Topic "The legal environment for franchisors in Europe".

29 March 2017 - John Pratt was a speaker at the School for Social Entrepreneurs – “Legal issues and Franchise Agreements in Social Franchising”.

25 March 2017 - Anders Fernlund held a seminar regarding the European Code of Ethics at the Annual meeting of the Swedish Franchise Association.

24 March 2017 - Sergey Medvedev has moderated a session on Franchise Developments within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) at XVIII IP Forum (Russia and CIS) organized by the Russian media platform ‘infor-media’ which was hosted in Moscow (Russia). Sergey also presented some legal and practical aspects associated with franchising by citing certain important and recent case law.

23 March 2017 - Anders Fernlund explained the regulation around Master Franchising at The American Franchising Day, held at the US Embassy in Stockholm.

16 March 16 2017 - John Pratt, Anders Fernlund and Olivier Binder were speakers on a panel discussing international trends in franchising regulation at the International Franchising Week in London.

10 February 2017 - Marco Hero hosted a workshop on "Compliance and franchise-systems - what and how to do it" at the Franchise Convention in Frankfurt.

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