FRANCHISING

Franchising in Saudi Arabia can feel overwhelming, and a small mistake can have significant financial repercussions. This is especially true for people who have been engaged in a franchise agreement prior to the enactment of the Franchise Law of 2019. 
The new Franchise Law of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was promulgated by Royal Decree M/22 dated 09/02/1441 and came into effect in April 2020. Prior to the introduction of the Franchise Law, parties to a franchise arrangement in Saudi were relatively free to contract at their discretion, provided that the franchise agreement is in conformity with applicable Saudi Arabian laws and regulations. The new Franchise Law, which now governs franchise arrangements in Saudi Arabia, sets out specific obligations and requirements that apply to franchisors and franchisees and regulates other aspects of franchise arrangements. 
At Mohammed Al-Muzayen Law Firm, we will guide you through each step of the process and the requirements of the New Franchise Law. We can help you review your legal documents, set up your business as a corporation or otherwise, assist you in securing a strong commercial lease. We can also assist you in preparing an
FDD, filing and renewing FDD registrations, buying a franchise, and litigation involving the franchisor and franchisee relationship.
We offer versatile services whenever we will represent a franchisor or a franchisee.  When representing a franchisor, we will provide legal advice related to issuing and registering the franchise disclosure document, preparing franchise agreements, and other issues that involve the legal relationship with franchisees. When representing a franchisee, we will provide legal advice related to reviewing the FDD, reviewing and negotiating the franchise agreement, and protecting the franchisees rights in the underlying franchised business.