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What considerations should be made when buying a franchise business?

The acquisition of a franchise business from a franchisor carries with it risks unique to the nature of the business. The aim of this post is to shed light on some of those risks and to highlight mechanisms, the existence of which can comfort a potential buyer that those risks have been mitigated.

Risk of non-compliance with applicable franchise legislation

The provinces of Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island each have their own franchise regulatory regime. A staple of the franchise regulatory regime is the requirement that, subject to certain exemptions, prospective franchisees receive a … Continue Reading

Transitioning to the PPSA’s new rules

In a previous blog post, we discussed the amendments to the rules under the Ontario Personal Property Security Act (the PPSA) which determine the location of the debtor for certain types of collateral and the jurisdiction for registration.  In this post we explore the transitional rules which will apply to security agreements made before December 31, 2015.

As described in the previous post, as of December 31, 2015 new Ontario debtor location rules (the New Rules) determine the jurisdiction in which a filing must be made for security interests where the underlying collateral consists of:

  • An intangible
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Where to register under the PPSA’s new debtor location rules

Changes to Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act (the PPSA) may have an effect on M&A transactions that involve certain security interests. This two-part post will explore how the PPSA’s changes affect security agreements entered into both before and after December 31, 2015.

Background

On December 31, 2015 new rules came into force (the New Rules) that determine a debtor’s location for the purposes of choosing the jurisdiction in which to register a security agreement. As these amendments to the PPSA were first proposed in 2006, they come as no surprise to practitioners but secured parties should be aware … Continue Reading

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