AADA Convention and Expo
Melbourne  |  24-25 July 2024

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Unfair Contract Terms in Dealer Agreements: What Dealers (Or Dealer Councils) Can Do to Obtain Better Outcomes.

Presented by

Sotheary Bryant - Principal Lawyer, Head of Commercial, FCW Lawyers

WHEN: Thursday 15th June
TIME: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
ROOM: Meeting Room E3.1

Many distributors have released new or amended standard form dealer agreements to:

  • comply with reforms made to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) in the last 3 years; and
  • identify and remove unfair contract term (UCTs).

More dealers will be afforded protection under the UCT regime from 10 November 2023 when the threshold for “small businesses” expands.

Some of the new or revised dealer agreements we reviewed still contain UCTs and/or are inconsistent with the Code.

Sotheary Byrant will share insights about steps Dealers can take to seek removal or amendment of offending terms in Dealer agreements.   This will be an interactive session.

Presented by:

Principal Lawyer, Head of Commercial, FCW Lawyers

Sotheary is a trusted advisor, supporting clients to achieve desired outcomes by providing pragmatic solutions Sotheary acts for organisations of diverse sizes and industries on a range of commercial matters and...