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购买特许经营工作时,需求小心哪些法律难题(之三)

2019年2月14日 - 法律服务

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Wishart法案对批准人(Franchisors)实施严峻的表露任务,以维持潜在的许可经营者们(Franchisees)可以作出明智有效的投资控制。假使表露文件(the
disclosure document)
没有表露所有紧要事实,则被认可人有权撤除的先前签订的特许经营合同。

下列两种景况,可以说是特许人违反法定揭示义务:

• 借使认可人未提供相当首要租约(the head  Lease)的副本和分租房东(the
sub-landlord)的诚实身份;

• 如若认可人以零星的主意提供表露文件,而不是一回性完整提交表露文件;

• 若是揭破文件中的财务报表未能列出将来挣钱预测(Earning
projections)的倘诺数值,以及提供可用以检验的此类音信的具体地方;

•假诺认可人不只怕提供经过审计的财务报表,恐怕以查处工作为根基编制的财务报表;并且

•没有签约的特许人证件(Franchisor’s Certificate)。

在近年的一起案子中,Giroux et al. v.1073355 Ont. Ltd.et al,二零一八年ONSC
143(CanLII),特许经营人于二零一四年进货了一特许高管工作,生意亏损近两年。在满二周年之际,它向特许人暴发取消特许经营合同的打招呼。最终法院同意撤除合同。法院认为,表露文件中的特许人提供的是未经审计的财务报表,并且不恐怕具体表达用于编制资产负债表的会计准则,也未提议什么核实纯利预测。

如上仅供参考。读者无权依赖它作为法律指出。
原文为英文,由黄云峰律师撰文。

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The Wishart Act imposes rigorous disclosure obligations on franchisors
to enable prospective franchisees to make informed investment
decisions.  A franchisee has a statutory right of rescission if the
disclosure document does not disclose all material facts.

The following situations have been found to contravene the statutory
disclosure obligations:

•If the franchisor does not provide a copy of the head lease and the
identity of the sub-landlord;

•If the franchisor delivers disclosure documents in piecemeal fashion,
instead of one document at one time;

•If the financial statements in the disclosure document fails to set out
the assumptions for earning projections, and a location where
information is available for inspection that substantiates the
projection;

•If the franchisor fails to provide financial statements that are
audited, or prepared on a review engagement basis; and

•There is no signed franchisor’s certificate.

In a recent court case, Giroux et al. v. 1073355 Ont. Ltd. et al, 2018
ONSC 143 (CanLII), the franchisee bought a franchise business in 2014,
operated at a loss for slightly less than two years.  Before reaching
the 2nd anniversary, it delivered a notice of rescission to the
franchisor.  The court allowed rescission.  The court found that the
franchisor’s unaudited financial statements in the disclosure documents
failed to specify the accounting standard used to compile the balance
sheet, and failed to indicate how to verify earning projections.

The above is provided for general information purpose only.  Readers are
not entitled to rely on it as legal advice.

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