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:

  • Fostering efforts to publish materials on the topic 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.
  • Proposing articles on the subject of international franchising and distribution for Forum publications.
  • 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.
  • Proposing and developing programs and speakers for, and otherwise 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

Frank Robinson
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Steering Committee

Kevin Maher
Baker McKenzie

Sarah Powell
Focus Brands

Terry Kim
Lee & Ko

Martine de Koning
Kennedy Van der Laan 

Abhishek Dube 
DLA Piper

Mark Forseth
Marriott International

Lucie Guyot
Faegre Baker Daniels