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Legal, Accounting & Tax Advice for Franchises Expanding Internationally- Together as One

Established in 1979, Alliott Global Alliance has lawyers, accountants, tax advisors and auditors in 100 countries worldwide. Each professional is an expert in their own jurisdiction and acts as a regional or global solution provider to multi-unit franchisors, multi-unit franchisees, and master licensors and licensees looking to set up or expand 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 multi-unit franchisors, multi-unit franchisees, and master licensors and licensees 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. We have worked with major brands including Wendy's, Arby's, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, Louis Vuitton, Zeiss and Office Depot

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 and much more. 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

Master franchise agreements

Negotiating, 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

Intellectual property is a global initiative with far reaching consequences. We will assist with registering, filing, managing and protecting trademarks, trade secrets, finance and copyright 

Real Estate and lease negotiations

Lease negotiations play a vital role in any franchise growth strategy and our professionals can help negotiate the best deal to help your business succeed

International tax planning

We offer guidance as to the most appropriate tax structure to suit your international expansion strategies

Franchise tax compliance

Our members can advise on whether you need to pay franchise tax, levied on certain businesses operating in specific regions or countries

Dispute resolution and arbitration

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   

Set up and structure of 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 

Financial Due Diligence

Due diligence is an important process undertaken to assess the suitability and potential profitability of a franchise opportunity. Our experts across 100 countries can assess and guide you to make informed decisions

Data protection compliance

We provide advice on the data protection issues that can arise within a franchise network on a domestic and international basis 

Public Authority registration

Our lawyers can assist with all the required legal documents and administrative processes needed to register a franchise with a public authority

Anti-money laundering regulation compliance

When buying a franchise, it is important to understand all related responsibilities regarding anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and where relevant put in the required measures to comply

Anti-corruption regulation compliance

Our team can advise on the anti-corruption regulations to consider ensuring legal compliance

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Our Value Proposition

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Make it easier for multi-unit franchisors, multi-unit franchisees, and master licensors and licensees to expand into international markets

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We take on companies’ compliance obligations to reduce worry and risk

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Enable franchisees and franchisors to stay focused on their core business

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A flexible, collaborative approach to service. Support is on tap whenever and wherever needed

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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.

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