January 14, 2020

International Franchise and Distribution Division

About The Division

The International Franchise and Distribution Division seeks to serve the Forum and its members by:

  • Publishing and contributing to Forum (and other) publications on the topics of international franchising and distribution.
  • Proposing and developing programs and speakers on the subject of international franchising and distribution for the Annual Forum and other programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the Forum.
  • Expanding membership in the Forum from within and outside the U.S. to address the unique needs of international franchising and distribution practitioners.
  • Facilitating communications among international franchising and distribution practitioners on topics of current interest.
  • Acting as a liaison to coordinate global communications by and among international franchising and distribution practitioners on notable issues affecting the global franchise community.
  • Proposing and developing programs and speakers for, and working cooperatively with, the International Bar Association, country-specific and regional bar associations, the ABA Section of International Law and Practice, ABA international outreach initiatives and other appropriate bar groups.
  • Developing through its publications, programs and other projects a leadership position among international franchising and distribution practitioners.

Leadership

Chair

Martine de Koning
Kennedy Van der Laan
The Netherlands

Steering Committee

Abhishek Dube 
Baker & McKenzie LLP
United States of America

Mark Forseth
Marriott International
United Kingdom

Lucie Guyot
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
United States of America

Nicola Broadhurst
Steven & Bolton LLP
United Kingdom

Iain Irvine
Vardon Legal
Australia

Lewis Cohen
Mishcon de Reva LLP
United Kingdom