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Saturday, 17 August 2019
"Travers Smith's franchising team is commended by clients who say 'their knowledge of our business is excellent; they provide a quality bespoke service'."

Chambers UK

We have recently advised:

  • Gaucho Grill on the establishment of a new franchise outlet for leading Argentinean ice cream brand Freggo and advice on amendments to franchise arrangements across the Middle East
  • Barings on its global licensing arrangements
  • Select Service Partner on franchising arrangements for its Caffé Ritazza and Upper Crust brands, and its running of WH Smith, M&S Simply Food, Starbucks and Burger King franchises
  • Moto Hospitality on all its major franchising arrangements, including M&S Simply Food, Burger King, Caffe Ritazza, Little Chef and WH Smith
  • Malmaison/Hotel du Vin in relation to developing a pan-European franchise model as the basis for a significant expansion outside the UK
  • The Gap Partnership, the international specialist training and negotiation consultancy, on various options (including franchising) for the roll out of its business overseas


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Commercial, IP & Technology

Tom Purton

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+44 (0)20 7295 3277

Tom is a partner in the Commercial, IP and Technology Department at Travers Smith. He has a broad-based commercial practice with particular emphasis on strategic alliances (including joint ventures) and commercial contracts (in particular, outsourcing and other supply agreements, franchise, brewing, agency, sponsorship and distribution agreements).

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