Philip Colman is a partner at MST Lawyers in Melbourne, Australia, a firm with one of Australia’s most extensive and experienced franchising practices. MST Lawyers acts for a large number of successful Australian franchisors and master franchisees and has advised and acted for many inbound foreign franchisors. While currently heading his firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice, Mr Colman headed the franchising practice from 1996 to 2007. Mr Colman has practised substantially in franchising since 1985, and since 2007 his practice has focused on litigation and dispute resolution in the franchising sector. Since 1993, Mr Colman has been accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in commercial litigation. Mr Colman is a member of the Legal Committee of the Franchise Council of Australia and has on a number of occasions spoken at, and been on the organising committee for, legal symposia conducted by the Franchise Council of Australia. Mr Colman was also a member of the four-member Expert Legal Committee that assisted the Franchise Council of Australia with its submissions to the Australian government in respect of the Franchising Code of Conduct. Mr Colman was a panellist at the IFA–IBA Joint Conference in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He is the author of many papers and articles touching on franchising and has participated in writing the Australian chapter in other publications dealing with franchising throughout the world.