Area Development Agreements

 

Area Development Agreements are, in essence, framework agreements with one Franchisee for him or her to open multiple outlets for the same Franchisor.  They can involve an area of UK (or an area of a foreign country) or in some cases the whole of a foreign country.

 

By way of example, we recently advised a substantial Middle Eastern group who were entering into an Area Development Agreement in respect of an American owned Belgian concept for the whole of Spain.