Peter Buberis

Partner

Peter heads our franchise team.

Peter has extensive experience acting for both national and international franchise systems with a strong skill set around the expansion of franchise systems.  He lectures in international franchising at the Masters level at Australian universities, is an international speaker at legal forums and a published commentator in his area of expertise.

Clients and peers have commented on Peter’s “strong client base and impressive knowledge of the industry” – Who’s Who Legal (Franchise)

Systems he has represented include UPS, GAP, Jamie Oliver Italian Restaurants, Hooters of America, Fast Signs International, TaxAssist, Cartridge World, Magic Hand Car Wash, Cocolat, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Gymboree, Domino’s (USA), 1800 Got Junk, Silk Laser Clinics and Beaumont Tiles, to name a few.

A number of corporations across a variety of industries (including tourism, insurance brokering, hospitality and manufacturing) also rely on Peter for commercial advice.

RECOGNITION

Peter has received the following recognition:

  • Who’s Who Legal – Franchise Law – 2013-2020.
  • The Best Lawyers™ in Australia – Commercial Law and Franchise Law (2011-2022).

Latest News & Insights

Report on senate inquiry into franchising sector published

Posted on BY Peter Buberis

On 14 March 2019, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services released its report entitled ‘Fairness in Franchising’. The first recommendation of the Report is that an inter-agency Franchising Taskforce be established to examine the feasibility and implementation of a number of the Committee’s recommendations. It is recommended that the Taskforce include representatives […]

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Franchising – will it remain a viable business model?

Posted on BY Peter Buberis

This is the text of a presentation given by Peter Buberis to the Council for Economic Development in Adelaide recently. The current atmosphere – media/senate inquiry Why the fuss now?  Confusion with Finance Royal Commission – contract v bad behaviour. Concern from offshore investors.  The franchising industry seems to be in a present state of turmoil […]

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The franchising industry – disruption or disaster?

Posted on BY Peter Buberis

Recent revelations of wage scandals and the parlous position of franchisees, within certain well known franchise systems, have led to what is being viewed by some as a crisis, perhaps even a crossroads which may determine the future survival of franchising as a business model. This is certainly the line that has been pressed by […]

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Franchise systems benefit from competition law changes

Posted on BY Peter Buberis

Profit opportunities for franchise systems arising from changes to competition laws When your franchise system was established, considerable thought was given to the profit centres it would create and achieving from them a return satisfactory to the system and/or its shareholders, which at the same time provided an acceptable income to your franchisees to justify […]

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BREXIT – what impact would it have on Australian franchise systems?

Posted on BY Peter Buberis

On the 23rd June 2016 the voters of the United Kingdom will provide a definitive view on the place of the United Kingdom within the European Union. This commentary will not delve into the pro’s and con’s of the argument but does note the strong possibility of the United Kingdom voting in favour of an […]

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Here we go again …

Posted on BY Peter Buberis

As Franchisors and advisors we have just undergone a year of significant change in bedding down the new requirements of the Franchise Code and redrafting our suite of documents. While much remains unanswered about the new regime, including the practical ramifications of the “good faith” relationships parties now must observe, the changes seem somehow more […]

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