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Published on: 15 Jan 2016 By

Dillon to discuss caselaw, legislation at franchise law program

Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon will present a roundup of legislation and 2015 caselaw at the upcoming ‘Practitioner Sessions on Franchise Law’ program, hosted by The Commons Institute. On Feb. 8, Dillon, partner with Siskinds LLP, will present a 30-minute module at the event, scheduled for 2 …

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Published on: 8 Oct 2015 By

Disclosure requirements bring challenges for franchisors

The greatest disadvantages facing franchisors in Canada include the costs, complexities and risks associated with franchise disclosure, including possible personal liability for the signatories of the franchise disclosure document, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Corporate LiveWire’s Fra…

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Published on: 6 Jul 2015 By

Peter Dillon Recognized by Lexpert as Leading Franchise Lawyer

Peter Dillon, the head of our franchise, licensing and distribution law group has been recognized in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the most consistently recommended practitioners in the area of franchise law. Licensed in both Canada and the United States, Dillon restric…

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Published on: 26 Jun 2015 By

New study of franchise territories – it’s not law, but still interesting

By Peter Dilon for AdvocateDaily.com A recent study conducted by Franchisegrade.com of the scope and extent of territorial protection granted by U.S. franchisors is of interest to anyone practicing in this area, whether for franchisors or franchisees. The study used as its source 654 franchi…

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Published on: 9 Jun 2015 By

Food labelling coming to a (franchised) restaurant near you

Here is a recent legislative development of interest that will impact the franchise community, at least in Ontario: the Making Healthier Choices Act, 2015, which received Royal assent on May 28, 2015. Note that the act comes into force on Jan. 1, 2017. The act requires that “owners and opera…

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Published on: 7 May 2015 By

OCA Clarifies Franchisor Disclosure Obligations

After getting off to a shaky start, the Ontario Court of Appeal seems to be finding its feet in the interpretation of franchisors’ disclosure obligations as mandated by the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) 2000, S.O. 2000 c. 3, and its General Regulation. In the case of Caffé Demetr…

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Published on: 19 Apr 2015 By

Technical non-compliance risky for Ontario franchisors

Toronto franchise lawyer Peter Dillon says courts have taken a highly technical approach to interpreting disclosure requirements, which has resulted in more franchisees being able to get out of deals. Dillon, partner at Siskinds LLP, says franchise legislation in Ontario, as well as four oth…

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Published on: 11 Dec 2014 By

Balance needed in franchise laws, judicial process

As judges have taken a technical and pro-franchisee approach to the interpretation of Canada’s franchise legislation, most recent developments have not proven positive for franchisors, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon says in Corporate LiveWire’s Franchise Law 2014 Virtual Round Table. “This ha…

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