Specialisms of Franchise Consultancy Services

1. Franchise Advisory

The purpose of Franchise Advisory is to support and advise franchisors and master franchisees in improving organisation, expansion and performance.

2. Setting up franchise systems / organisations

Do you have a business concept or a good idea for selling products or services, and would you like to establish a franchise system? FCS will assess whether and how you can set up the franchise formula.

3. Drawing up and screening (franchise) agreements

Whatever way you do business, there is only room for one set of rules and agreements. The details of an agreement, whether it is a franchise, licensing, or distribution agreement, must be clear and tailored to suit the proposed cooperation between the businesses. On a case-by-case basis, FCS can draw up and assess almost every type of contract that governs the working relationship between businesses.

4. Master franchise, international franchising, distribution & licensing

Cross-border cooperation for selling products and services can be achieved in a number of ways. Contractual freedom, relevant legislation and the standard practice within the industry determine to a large degree the details of (cross-border) cooperation contracts. FCS will help you decide which is the best way for you to achieve your objectives, develop your strategy, and exploit your opportunities.

We have had experience in essentially every type of arrangement utilized in international franchising: direct franchising / licensing; area (or "multi-unit") franchises; subfranchise (or "master franchise") arrangements; "conversion" franchises; "combination" franchises; joint ventures; and, often a combination of these approaches. We have counselled and counsel franchise companies on the impact of laws in particular (European) countries and the range of business terms in certain individual countries. FCS more specifically advises and supports foreign franchise chains with the introduction of a master franchise in the Netherlands and Dutch franchise chains with the introduction abroad.

5. Resolving disputes

FCS can offer advice and support in resolving disputes in franchise relationships. Are you involved in a dispute that you would like to see settled? And what if going to court is unavoidable? What will your chances be? We will fight tooth and nail for your interests.