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NFC13 Legal Symposium

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Legal Symposium

Opening of the legal symposium by MC, Derek Sutherland


9:10 AM - 9:25 AM Chairman's address

Chairman, Michael Paul opening and welcome.


9:25 AM - 9:55 AM ACCC Update

Speakers: Michael Schaper

Speech - Schaper - Franchising Conference - October 2013 - Final


9:55 AM - 10:45 AM 

Wein Report Issues

Moderator/MC: Philip Colman, Principal, Mason Sier Turnbull

Panel Speakers: Derek Sutherland, HWL Ebsworth, Stephen Giles, Norton Rose Fulbright and Rebecca Bedford, Minter Ellison

Wein Report


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Legal Concurrent 1

Then-current Franchise Agreements on renewal and assignment

MC: Elizabeth Gore-Jones, The Franchise and Business Lawyers

Presenters: Tamra Seaton, MDS Legal and Simone Pentis, Managing Director, Advantage Partners Lawyers

Then-current Franchise Agreements on renewal and assignment - Simone Pentis

Then-current Franchise Agreements on renewal and assignment - Tamra Seaton


Multi-unit and multi-system franchising: Identifying and managing the legal risks

MC: Richard Solomon, Managing Director, Solomon Bampton Humble

Presenter: Penny Ward, Baker McKenzie

Multi-unit and multi-system franchising - Penny Ward

12:05 PM - 12:50 PM Legal Concurrent 2

Australian Privacy Law reform

MC: Veronica Jumeaux, HWL Ebsworth

Presenters:  Trenton Schreurs, McInnes Wilson Lawyers and Bronwyn Furse, Thomsons Lawyers

Australian Privacy Law Reform - Veronica

Australian Privacy Law Reform - Bronwyn Furse

Advertising 'sales' and 'discounts'

MC: Janice Bywaters, Bywaters Timms

Presenter: Josh Simons, Thomsons Lawyers

Advertising 'sales' and 'discounts' - Josh Simons

1:50 PM - 2:35 PM Case Update 

Mc: Philip Colman, Mason Sier Turnbull

Presenters: Cristina Cecere, Piper Alderman and Ben Coogan, Thomsons Lawyers



2:40 PM - 3:25 PM Legal Concurrent 3

Operational Update: Regulator and leasing matters

MC: Josh Simons, Thomsons Lawyers

Presenters: Kim Parker, General Manager, Compliance Strategies Branch, ACCC, Phillip Chapman, Director, Lease1and Brett Bassett, Queensland Regional Commissioner, ASIC


What are the legal and technical issues of taking a franchise to the US?
MC: Derek Sutherland

Presenters: Tony Conaghan, Thomsons Lawyers and Rupert Barkoff, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

What are the legal and technical issues of taking a franchise to the US - Tony Conaghan

NFC13 Presentation - AJC


3:55 PM - 4:55 PM Franchises and Insolvency

MC: Bruce McFarlane, Partner, Hall and Willcox

Panel Speakers: Stewart Germann, Principal, Stewart Germann Law, Graham Killer, Partner, Grant Thornton, Stephen Dickens, Partner, Mills Oakley and John Kapeleris, Director, Strategic Business Services, NAB

Franchises and Insolvency - Graham Killer

Franchises and Insolvency - John Kapeleris

Franchising brochure

Franchisor insolvency - REDgroup case

Legal Symposium - Oct 2013

The Club Physical Case for NFC13



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