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Franchise Arbitrations

What We Do

Franchise Arbitration

We represent parties in all aspects of Franchise Arbitrations, including the following:

  • Assessing and advising on enforceability of arbitration clause
  • Conducting an initial assessment of the case, issues, facts, evidence and applicable law and formulating the theory of the case
  • Drafting arbitration pleadings, where applicable
  • Representing parties to all arbitration steps, including final hearing
  • Representing parties on appeals from arbitration awards

Important Cases

We have acted as counsel in the following innovative and precedent-setting Ontario case relating to Franchise Arbitrations:

  1. Full Case Name: Adlakha v. Meehan (2011)

    This court decision is among the few Ontario court decisions relating to the enforceability of an arbitration requirement in a franchise agreement. It is the first decision holding that a franchisor’s affiliates, which are not parties to the franchise agreement, may be required to submit to arbitration together with the franchisor – even though they are technically not direct parties to the arbitration agreement.

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Franchise Law Blog

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses...

Posted by | 1 October 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh and Sarah McMahon, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In Cactus World Holdings Ltd. v. Earl’s Holdings Ltd. et al. Read More

Ontario Court dismissed summary...

Posted by | 1 October 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh and Sarah McMahon, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In 2462192 Ontario Ltd. v. Read More

Ontario Court rules that a court...

Posted by | 18 September 2019

Author: Anthony Pugh and Sarah McMahon, Law Works P.C. Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works P.C. In the case of 2352392 Ontario Inc. et al. v. Vusumzi Msi et al. Read More

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Ben Hanuka recognized in 2020 ...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka has been recognized in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Canada peer-rated directory in the Franchise Law category. Read More

Ben Hanuka to co-present at CF...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka will co-present at the Canadian Franchise Association’s annual Franchise Law Day on September 26, 2019. Read More

Sarah Ellen McMahon Joins Law ...

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Ellen McMahon joined Law Works as articling students as of July 8, 2019. Sarah obtained her J.D. Read More

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