Franchising

Miller Thomson’s Franchise Law Group understands the law and the business of franchising. Our national team has extensive experience advising established and emerging franchisors on how to best navigate the evolving myriad of franchising laws in Canada in an ever changing regulatory landscape.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Richard Leblanc and Pascale Cloutier author Canadian chapter in international franchise guide

Richard Leblanc and Pascale Cloutier, partners in Miller Thomson’s Franchise Group, have authored the Canadian Chapter in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

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Richard Leblanc quoted in Franchise Times

Miller Thomson’s Richard Leblanc, based in the Toronto office and a member of the Franchise Law Group, is quoted in the May issue of Franchise Times discussing what U.S. franchisors should consider when expanding into Canada. In the article, “Oh,...

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Richard Leblanc quoted in Financial Post

Miller Thomson’s Richard Leblanc, based in the Toronto office and a member of the Franchise Law Group, outlines the pros and cons of working with an area developer versus master franchisee in a recent Financial Post article. In the article...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada 2013

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that 10 of its lawyers have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal Special Report Canada 2013 in six of the publication’s researched practice areas. The firm’s ranked lawyers with comments by reviewers are: Construction Scott J....

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Pascale Cloutier and Fadi Amine co-authored a chapter on the impact of the Competition Act on franchising in Les Développements récents en droit de la franchise 2013 published by the Bareau du Québec.

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Imran Ahmad speaks on data breaches and cybersecurity crises

Imran Ahmad participates as a member of an expert panel on “Preparing for and Responding to Data Breaches and Cyber Security Crises” at the 2016 Canadian Franchise Association’s Franchise Law Day.

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Darren Smits and Dustin Merritt speak at franchise tradeshow

Darren Smits and Dustin Merritt are presenters at the Canadian Franchise Association Tradeshow on the topic of “Legal Pitfalls to Navigate when Purchasing a Franchise”.

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Pascale Cloutier presents legislative update at franchise law conference

Pascale Cloutier speaks at the OBA 15th Annual Franchise Law Conference: Practicing Practical – A Focus on Business on the “Annual Legal and Legislative Update”.

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Pascale Cloutier will be presenting on “Franchise Litigation: How Recent Canadian Decisions Will Impact Your Practice” at the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law section’s Annual General Meeting.

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Pascale Cloutier co-chairs the 14th Annual OBA Franchise Law Conference.

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Pascale Cloutier speaks at Symposium of the Conseil Québécois de la Franchise on the topic of Provincial Franchise Legislation outside Quebec.

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Richard Leblanc and Michael Robinson present on Franchising Your Business in Canada at the International Franchise Expo 2014.

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Richard Leblanc chairs a session at the 2014 54th Annual IFA Convention in New Orleans

Richard Leblanc will be chairing a roundtable session on February 25, 2014 respecting Franchising in Canada – at the 2014 54th Annual International Franchise Association Convention in New Orleans February 22- 25, 2014

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Pascale Cloutier and Fadi Amine will be speaking at the Quebec Bar (Barreau du Québec) Recent Development on Franchising conference on the topic of “Competition Law and Franchising”.

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Richard Leblanc presents “The Enforcement of Franchisee Releases and Settlement Agreements in Light of the Tutor Time and Midas Cases” at the Canadian Franchise Association Legal Day

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OBA’s 13th Annual Franchise Law Conference

Richard Leblanc presents on a panel entitled: “The Silent Partners: Franchisor’s Associates, Brokers and Agents and Why So Many Lawsuits Name Them” at the Ontario Bar Association’s 13th Annual Franchise Law Conference. The conference is being held at the OBA Conference...

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Proposed Amendments to the Healthy Menu Choices Act

The Ontario government has posted a proposed amendment to Regulation 50/16 (“menu labelling regulation”) under the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015 (“Act”). The Act requires food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario selling standard food items to...

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New Regulation for Disclosure of Documents

The Province of Ontario has amended the regulation under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, S.O. 2000, c.3 to permit a disclosure document to be delivered to a prospective franchisee electronically or by courier.  The new regulation goes into...

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Is it Time to Expand my Franchise Concept Internationally?

The Franchise Voice, Winter 2016 Issue

After years of hard work, your franchise concept is finally taking off. You are enjoying brand recognition and repeat visits from happy customers. You are getting traction from prospective franchisees who want to invest in a fresh, promising brand.

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Legislative Developments

A. Bill 45 – Healthy Menu Choices Act (Ontario) In November 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 45, which is aimed at promoting transparency and health in the province by enacting the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2014, amending the Smoke-Free Ontario...

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise 2015

First Edition, Global Legal Group

A practical cross-border insight into franchise law, jurisdictional chapter on Canada. To view the publication, please click here.

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Legislative Update: New Laws Affecting Franchise Systems

The Franchise Voice

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Franchising

Thomson Reuters

Chapter 8 in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada. 

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Main Impact of Competition Law in the Franchise Field

Recent developments in Franchise Law, the Department of Continuing Education, Quebec Bar Association, vol. 368

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Quebec Language Charter: The Mandatory Duties of a Company

Franchise and Distribution, Federated Press

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The Case for Electronic Disclosure (in Ontario)

Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law Newsletter, June 2013

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise 2015

Download your copy of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Franchise 2015 (Global Legal Group), featuring Canadian content from Miller Thomson

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