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UK: Caspian Pizza Limited v Mr Shah [2017] EWCA Civ 1874, 2017 WL 05632399

UK, 15 February 18
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment at the end of November in relation to a dispute between a franchisor and an ex franchisee which highlights the dangers of failing to enter into properly drafted franchise agreements.

SPAIN: Agency and distribution agreements - arbitral clause - validity and enforceability.

SPAIN, 15 February 18
The Provincial Court of Barcelona as issued a judgement in October 20, 2017 regarding an agency/distribution agreement with an arbitration clause.

HUNGARY: Recent judgement in a franchise related matter.

HUNGARY, 15 February 18
The Hungarian Supreme Court (Curia) has brought a judgment regarding a franchise agreement. According to the judgment, the plaintiff operated a real estate agency franchise chain, and had a franchise agreement with the defendant.

CANADA: Ontario introduces amendments to franchise legislation.

CANADA, 15 February 18
Life may soon get a little easier for franchisors doing business in Ontario. The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 (Bill 154), which includes amendments to the Ontario franchise legislation – the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the AWA).