Acquisition and leveraged finance is a fascinating area for lawyers, both inherently and because
of its potential for complexity arising out of the requirements of the acquisition process,
cross-border issues, regulation and the like.
Given the positive role that franchising can make in the world economy, it is important
that legal practitioners have an appropriate understanding of how it is regulated around the globe. This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way it is regulated in 36 jurisdictions.
In the reports from around the world collected in this volume, we continue to see a good deal of international overlap among the issues and industries attracting government enforcement attention. We also see evolution and refinement of approaches to competition law enforcement in several jurisdictions.