International Franchising 2016: Legal and Business Considerations is a comprehensive reference guide for lawyers, business people and academics to use in navigating the legal and business issues impacting franchise arrangements throughout the world.

This new volume covers Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. The 590-page book, published by LexNoir Foundation, highlights issues encountered when drafting international franchise agreements, and covers local law governing franchise arrangements in 41 jurisdictions. In those chapters devoted to a specific country, a legal expert in the designated jurisdiction addresses the basic issues that a franchise lawyer must know to competently advise a client in expanding its franchise system to that particular country. Many of the guidelines provided by local, foreign counsel are more broadly applicable to other types of cross-border agreements and transactions.

The books covers the following jurisdictions: AFRICA: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe; THE AMERICAS: Argentina, The Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Mexico, the United States; ASIA: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vietnam; and THE MIDDLE EAST: Kuwait