Legal, Accounting & Tax Advice for Franchises Expanding Internationally- Together as One
Established in 1979, Alliott Global Alliance now has lawyers, accountants, tax advisors and auditors in over 95 countries worldwide. Each professional is an expert in their own jurisdiction but acts as a regional or global solution provider to franchisees and franchisors setting up or expanding into new jurisdictions. Each office has been carefully selected for its specialist expertise.
True Global Reach
Located in all major countries, each of our experts are specialists in their fields and will assist franchisors and franchisees to make more confident decisions when growing and protecting their businesses. Our professionals act for major global franchises in sectors such as food and drink, fashion, B2B services, real estate, entertainment, travel, sport, B2C consumer goods, beauty and health and fitness.
A Collaborative Global Multidisciplinary Team
AGA provides a “one stop shop” for franchisees and franchisors for domestic and international matters. Our team of specialist franchise lawyers and accountants comprises highly experienced professionals who advise on: intellectual property, commercial contracts and corporate matters, disputes, commercial property, HR & employment law, business planning, financial reporting, tax planning, sale valuations, bookkeeping and payroll. Clients benefit from the experience and close personal and working relationships of AGA professionals who often act for the same companies in different countries. Many of our professionals bring expertise from having trained and worked at the big global consulting firms.
Service of a Uniformly High Standard Across the World
The Together as One service model ensures clients can count on a uniformly high service standard almost anywhere in the world. Expect responsiveness, clear communication, transparency and technical excellence when doing business in Berlin, Germany or in Brisbane, Australia.
Our Expertise in Implementing & Supporting Franchises Internationally
Reviewing and drafting franchise agreements, also covering sale and purchase, competition law, deposit agreements, lease and sub-lease agreements, “buy-back” and disclosure packs. We will also advise on termination and liquidation
Intellectual property is a global initiative with far reaching consequences. We will assist with registering, filing, managing and protecting trademarks and copyright
We help to resolve disputes between franchisors and franchisees, including use of arbitration and the courts. AGA lawyers represent franchises in relation to trademark disputes and litigation, including enforcing the terms of franchise agreements
Setting up and structuring a franchise network
We advise on all aspects of establishing a franchise network and developing an appropriate group structure, naturally extending to tax considerations. With experts in 300 cities worldwide, we help with developing franchise networks in other countries
Accounting, tax, bookkeeping, payroll and audit
Deep experience of the franchisee and franchisor sector will ensure full compliance in relation to tax and accounting, and will help mitigate tax liability. Advice extends to corporate tax, withholding tax, payroll, VAT/state and local taxes, tax planning, management accounts, statutory audit
HR & employment law
We can assist with drafting employment contracts and advising on any employment matters, including disputes with current or past employees
We provide advice on the data protection issues that can arise within a franchise network on a domestic and international basis
Our Value Proposition
Make it easier for franchises to expand into international markets
Take on companies’ compliance obligations to reduce worry and risk
Enable franchisees and franchisors to stay focused on their core business
A flexible, collaborative approach to service. Support is on tap whenever and wherever needed
A Single Point of Contact to coordinate advice from each global location as business scales up or down
Let AGA support you in growing and protecting your franchise business across the world
Meet AGA at Franchising Events
FANYF - Bogota, Colombia
AGA was recently represented at the FANYF International Business and Franchise Fair in Bogotá.
Lawyers from Peña Mancero Abogados showcased their ability via AGA to provide a global one-stop-shop of professional services to franchises seeking advice on how to establish their business in another country.
Some 100 exhibiting franchises from a diverse range of sectors were on display, and attendees came from right across Latin America, as well as from various European countries, the UK, Australia, China, Taiwan, the US and Canada.