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Global Franchise Awards 2023: Best Franchise Law Firm


Global Franchise Awards 2023: Best Franchise Law Firm

Committed to pioneering change and innovation and bringing the best out of local and global, Dentons is a law firm designed to be different

Having represented more than 400 franchise systems in over 85 countries, Dentons is the world’s largest law firm with more than 20,000 employees, including 12,000 lawyers in more than 200 locations.

The brand offers full-scope legal advice and consultancy to support clients at every phase of their international franchising journey and has some outstanding case studies to support its resounding success.

The law firm has represented the international lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret in the creation of a joint venture with a Chinese partner, affecting more than 60 shops in China. Dentons has also advised Millat Investment on a long-term master franchise arrangement for the introduction of CircleK convenience stores in South Africa.

A truly global presence

Receiving the award for Best Franchise Law Firm, Dentons attorney Manal Hall shared: “This is an amazing honor! It is so wonderful to see us recognized for the amazing work that we do in this franchising field.

“I really think it is the breath of our experience and the fact that we represented over 400 franchise systems and the fact that we have such a global reach. I really don’t think there are any comparable firms (maybe one) that can have that global reach under one umbrella of a law firm.

“We are definitely looking for greater growth in the U.S. We have seen a lot of international franchisors coming to the U.S. and that’s been incredible and we want to continue that momentum!”

Matthew Hafen, who is also a Dentons attorney, added: “Dentons is truly a global law firm. We have over a hundred franchise attorneys. We are in over 85 countries and we assist clients in being able to develop their franchise brands all throughout the world. It’s been a great value proposition for them to be able to help them expand using one law firm.

“In 2023 we see more growth. We definitely see the franchise client development just growing within the U.S. and worldwide.”

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