Mira advises clients on various aspects of trade and distribution and competition and consumer law, with a particular focus on franchising matters. Mira assists international and domestic clients who operate in a range of industries including the consumer finance, food and hospitality, hair and beauty, pharmaceutical and motor vehicle sectors.
Providing ongoing commercial advice for a range of high profile clients, with particular experience acting for franchisors in relation to compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct, including drafting franchise documentation and ongoing management of franchise transactions. Key clients include Mercedes, McDonald’s, Stratton, Hairhouse Warehouse, Matchbox and Country Road.
Frequently acting for Hairhouse Warehouse on acquisitions and investments (including Hairhouse Warehouse’s acquisition of the Ella Rouge and ASC franchise networks), as well as general commercial matters, including their extensive franchise network.
Providing ongoing advice to Stratton on the establishment and operation of its franchise network, in addition to acting for Stratton on the sale of a controlling interest to carsales.com Limited and on the acquisition of a number of smaller complementary businesses.
QPF, Linx and CRG
QPF, Linx and CRG – simultaneously acting for “QLD Pacific Finance”, “Linx Finance Australia” and “Consolidated Finance Group” on their sales to Armidale Investment Corporation, including conducting complex pre-completion restructures.
Platform Finance – acting for “Melbourne Finance Broking” / “Platform Direct Finance” on its sale of a majority interest to Armidale Investment Corporation, including conducting complex pre-completion restructures.
Misuse of marketing funds: ACCC takes action against Retail Food Group
The ACCC's allegations under Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) into the misuse of marketing funds.
Key changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct
Key Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct and preliminary thoughts on those changes.