In representing franchisors we routinely assist them in structuring franchise programs, preparing franchise documents and registering them in the countries that require registration of franchise offerings.

We also assist our clients in expanding their franchise programs internationally, and in helping franchisors based in other countries introduce their systems into Iran. We have assisted clients in establishing and administering franchise compliance programs, franchise advisory councils, and in establishing advertising associations.

ESK attorneys are also experienced in representing area development, master franchise and sub-franchise systems, and in assisting clients with licensing and technology agreements. ESK also advises clients in mergers and acquisitions of franchise companies.

We have significant experience in reviewing leases and real estate purchase and sale agreements for franchise systems. We have also advised non-franchised distribution systems with respect to franchise laws, business opportunity laws and other laws that may affect them.

ESK provides a full range of legal services to meet the needs of franchisors. In addition to our expertise representing Iranian franchisors domestically, our attorneys specialize in helping Iranian franchisors expand internationally and in helping non-Iranian franchisors develop in Iran.

We pride ourselves on the personal attention that our attorneys provide to clients. We are committed to learning about our clients’ businesses so we can better identify and address client needs. We use our resources, including our associates and legal assistants, to promote efficiency, but never as a substitute for the personal attention of the principals with whom our clients have developed trusting relationships.

Our team advises both franchisors and franchisees on franchising, trade practice requirements, and the relevant code requirements, including reviewing contracts and agreements, leases, intellectual property protection, and dispute resolution.


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Our team is composed of highly skilled and versatile lawyers who combine practical experience and academic knowledge of their field. Most of our practitioners have worked in different professional environments, often outside their home jurisdiction.