In these challenging business times it's vital for companies to use every means possible to fully exploit the commercial value of their intellectual property. As experts in franchise law we work closely with our clients to help them grow their businesses by commercialising the untapped value of their brand properties.
Whether you are looking to rationalise your existing brands, planning expansion at home or overseas or need to protect your brand rights through litigation we can help you make the best commercial decisions for your business.
Andrew Pena heads Cubism Law’s franchise practice, which was voted the Franchise Law Firm of the Year 2011 by Finance Monthly. He is one of the UK’s top franchise lawyers, having previously been a Partner at one of Europe’s largest franchise law firms.
As experts in franchising law we have an excellent reputation within the franchising community and we understand that the right franchise management strategies have to be in place from the start. Cubism Law works closely with existing franchisors or prospective franchisors to develop strategies to make their franchises run better, increase franchisee retention and revenues across the network. We draft and advise on the complete range of documents and issues that are vital to the successful management of a successful franchising operation. Including:
Master, regional and international franchise agreements
Franchise agreement drafting
Franchisee recruitment processes
Training and operations manuals
Business sale and purchase agreements
Suspension, settlement and exit agreements
Protecting intellectual property
We offer our business partners a complete legal service that comprehensively covers all eventualities and believe firmly in developing strong and effective long-term relationships with our clients. We are perhaps best known in the areas of Franchise dispute resolution and franchise litigation, in which we have an enviable track record. We also have a strong brand licensing offering and can advise on early stage franchisor start up strategies and all the franchisor services you will typically require.
Call our friendly, professional team today on 020 7831 0101 to find out how we can help you, or send us an email with your query using the 'get in touch' link on this page if you prefer.
Finance Monthly Law Awards 2011, Winner - "Franchise Firm of the Year 2011" - Cubism Law
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"We are an established franchisor and have been using Andrew Pena for many years. Andrew and his team consistently provide exceptional value for money and deliver great results for us in almost every case.
They are the most commercial, results focused franchise lawyers I have ever worked with and are a key part of making our business successful."
Director, Jani-King (GB) Ltd
"The team at Cubism Law has been involved with a number of high-profile cases recently, and continues to attract praise from clients and peers. Clients note that the team has “a genuine ability to listen and analyse the issues,” and that it “helps the client to understand the process.” Sources also feel the team shows “a clear and substantial knowledge of dealing with franchise matters from both a franchisor and franchisee perspective.”
The team recently acted for Elsada Doyley in a landmark case against the Papa John's pizza franchise, and for Thomas Brown Estates with regards to a disputed rebranding of franchisee-owned outlets.
Andrew Pena leads the franchise law practice and is held in high regard by market sources. Commentators describe him as a “formidable tactician” who is “experienced and knowledgeable in franchising.”
Robert Bedford has expertise in advising on commercial disputes centred around franchising and licensing. He recently led when Cubism assisted Jani-King on the matter of Jani-King v Manchett. Sources say that he “follows up on issues promptly. He is constructive and seeks clarification” to ensure the best for clients.
Chambers & Partners 2013
“At commercial law boutique Cubism Law, Andrew Pena and associate Robert Bedford act in a range of high-value and complex franchise disputes.”
Legal 500 - 2013 Edition
“Andrew Pena is a force to be reckoned with. He is managing director of Cubism Law and has amassed a great deal of experience in franchising disputes, having handled more than 1,000 cases over the past decade.”
Chambers & Partners
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