Chris Verebes Special Counsel

A specialist in franchising and a legal expert assisting franchisors, Chris is a trusted advisor to a number of high profile brands across Australia.

Chris’ specific expertise lies in franchising, licencing and intellectual property. Chris acts for a number of franchise systems and provides advice to major franchisor companies in Australia across diverse industries. Chris has worked extensively in the industry and has expertise in establishing franchise systems; franchising and licensing; branding; trademarks; copyright and confidential information; business structuring; trade practices advice; and commercial leasing.

Chris also has extensive experience in providing advice on structuring, drafting and advising on all types of commercial agreements, including supply and distribution agreements, shareholder agreements, agency and consulting agreements and lending agreements.

Chris’ practice includes providing transactional advice and negotiating sale and purchase of businesses and joint ventures.

Chris received his Master of Laws at Kyung-hee University in Seoul, South Korea and is a member of the Franchising Council of Australia and Taxation Institute of Australia.

Key focus areas:

  • Franchising and licencing
  • Branding
  • Trade marks
  • Copyright and confidential information
  • Business structuring
  • Trade practices advice
  • Commercial Leasing


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