Franchising is quite popular throughout the Gulf region and several foreign entities have taken the franchise route to market and sell their goods or services. As many of the Gulf countries have yet to develop a specialized “franchise law” which would govern many of the typical franchise style arrangements common in the West, there are unusual, and sometimes complex, considerations which may apply to a typical franchise arrangement.

Our firm’s considerable experience in advising and assisting businesses to establish franchise arrangements, in both single and multi-territory arrangements, allows us to identify potential issues and to advise on appropriate and practical solutions to mitigate a franchisor or franchisee’s exposure to legal roadblocks. We act for both franchisors and franchisees and are well-placed to assist clients seeking to establish franchises in the Gulf region in all industries, including food and retail industries.