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Goldstein Legal is rated 4.91 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 74 reviews

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Having established a start up financial planning business in Windsor, I needed straight talking, effective and reliable legal advice when I began to employ folk. Goldstein delivered on precisely what I needed; all deadlines met with work of the highest standard.
Excellent service from Goldstein Legal. They were knowledgeable, helpful and flexible. And I can't fault the quality of the deliverables.
Very professional. Reviewed the agreement and provided a full report to enable me to make an informed decision. Would use again

Competition & EU Law

Both European and UK competition law prohibit some of the restrictions common to franchise agreements. However, in both there are ‘Block Exemption’ regulations that relate to vertical agreements including franchises. These effectively exempt franchising from the main controls of competition law on certain conditions.

This is a complex and difficult area of law, and falling foul of the regulations can leave franchisors exposed to legal action and fines, and can also mean that their franchise agreements are unenforceable.

Goldstein Legal are experts in steering our franchising clients around competition law requirements, including the UK Competition Act 1998.

Franchise EU Law

The UK has no statutory framework specifically aimed at regulating franchising, and European competition law treats franchising in a relatively benign way. But the domestic law in European countries differs enormously. Eight EU member states have franchise-specific regulatory regimes, but no two are the same. The remaining 19 member states regulate franchising through their general laws, but again each in a different way.

If you are looking at franchising in the EU, we can provide you with the expert legal advice that you need.