Franchising - A House Full of Traps (Webinar Repeat) 

Jan. 22, 2020
Webinar Repeat Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.

Air Date: This is the archived version of a program presented on January 22, 2022.

Tony Wilson QC, Boughton Law
Judy A. Rost, Alexander Holburn
Ben V. Hanuka, Law Works

Format: Webinar Recording
CPD Hours: 2 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC
Watching this on-demand recording provides you with 1.5 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

Franchise law is getting complicated.  The Franchises Act, in force for three years now, is full of traps for the unaware.  Whether you are a solicitor or litigator, do you have what it takes to practise franchise law successfully and reduce your risk of errors and omissions?

This fast-paced and interactive two-hour program, presented by an expert panel, will dive into some of the key pitfalls in the evolving franchise practice, including the following:

  • advising franchisors and franchisees/prospective franchisees
  • drafting and reviewing franchise disclosure document
  • representing parties on sales and resales of franchised businesses
  • advising parties about default and terminations rights, and post-termination restrictive covenants
  • litigating franchise disputes
  • limitation periods

The program will also include an update about some recent judicial developments and an interactive Q&A and polling features about fact scenarios.


About Ben V. Hanuka

Ben V. Hanuka has been recognized in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Canada peer-rated directory in the Franchise Law category. Ben has successfully represented clients in leading franchise disclosure cases in Ontario. Represented the plaintiffs as lead counsel in the first Ontario franchise disclosure class action (Quiznos), resulting in a successful settlement. Listed in the Lexpert Canadian Legal Directory as a leading franchise practitioner.

Ben has represented parties in a broad range of business disputes and corporate/commercial litigation. He has represented a major Canadian bank on various fraud cases and brings considerable expertise in a broad range of business disputes, including debtor-creditor rights, class actions, lease agreements, professional negligence, trademark infringement, shareholder disputes, joint ventures, misrepresentations, injunctions, insolvencies and receiverships. In addition, Ben has extensive experience practicing on the Commercial List, Ontario’s specialized court for complex commercial disputes.

Ben writes frequently about commercial arbitration, franchise law, and legal technology. He was founder and chair of the Joint Subcommittee of Franchising of the Ontario Bar Association (now the Franchise Law Section) from 2002 to 2008. He has taught civil litigation at the Law Society of Ontario’s Bar Admission course, chaired and presented at numerous continuous legal education programs, written many articles, and served on many bar committees and executives.

About Tony Wilson QC
Tony Wilson Q.C. regularly practices in the areas of franchising, licensing and IP law and is ranked as a leading Canadian Franchise lawyer by LEXPERT, Who’sWho Legal and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Between 2014 and 2016, he served as an advisor to the British Columbia Government with respect to the drafting of the BC Franchises Act and Regulations, which came into force February 1, 2017. He was Course Chair of the British Columbia Continuing Legal Education program “B.C.’s New Franchise Act

He acts for national and international Franchisors and prepares Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs),  franchise agreements and related documentation to enable businesses to franchise in British Columbia and other Canadian provinces. He provides legal advice to franchisees who may have rescission or statutory misrepresentation claims under the BC Franchises Act, and Franchisors defending rescission and misrepresentation claims. He has also acted in mediations and arbitrations of franchise disputes; as counsel, mediator and arbitrator.

He assists franchisees, master franchisees, area developers and distributors with negotiating their agreements, and maintains one of the largest restaurant and hospitality industry practices in Western Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association and has served as legal counsel to the Pacific Regional Council of the CFA.

He is the author of Buying a Franchise in Canada: Understanding and Negotiating your Franchise Agreement, the only comprehensive legal guide for persons seeking to buy franchised businesses in Canada.

About Judy A. Rost
Judy Rost is a partner with Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Judy is the group leader of the firm’s Business Disputes Practice and has a very strong reputation for her franchise dispute work for both Canadian and international clients. 

She has been recognized by LEXPERT as a leading Canadian lawyer in franchising law and has been ranked by Who’s Who Legal in both its International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers and in Who’s Who Legal Canada.  Judy has written for many publications including the Franchise Law Journal on international arbitrations and a chapter in the ABA publication entitled “Covenants Against Competition in Franchise Agreements (Third Edition)” in relation to British Columbia and co-authored the chapter on Trademark and Other Intellectual Property issues in the ABA text “Fundamentals of Franchising - Canada (Second Edition)”. 

She has also presented and published for The Canadian Franchise Association National Convention, Essential Legal Panel, the Ontario Bar Association annual Franchise Law Conference, the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, the International Franchise Association Legal Symposium and for the IFA/IBA Joint Conference in relation to Canadian Franchising. Judy has successfully built her practice by being a skilled litigator, responsive to her clients’ needs, and by finding creative solutions to resolve their disputes.


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