DLA Piper's Franchise practice is a national and international leader in franchise law, having helped to shape the field from its inception. Many of the world’s largest and most innovative restaurant chains, hotels, retailers, and service providers rely on us to help them successfully establish franchise or related distribution systems and navigate their expansion into new markets around the globe.
Our global Franchise practice is ranked tier one globally by all major legal directories. With lawyers located in all of the world's key jurisdictions, we are the leading law firm for businesses seeking counsel on franchising matters. For companies that are expanding nationally and for multinationals that are expanding their businesses across the globe, we are the go-to firm, having represented clients in franchise transactions in more than 100 countries. We have considerable experience in assisting established and emerging companies in a wide range of industries, from retail and fashion, food and beverage, and hospitality and leisure to high-technology, consumer, and professional services of all descriptions.