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Corinne Attard



Sydney Office


Corinne is one of Australia’s most well respected franchising and retail specialists. She represents some of Australia’s most recognisable producers of food, household services, business to business services, bankers and financiers, health and aged care providers and retailers of a vast array of services and products on the market.

Corinne acts for retailers, franchisors and master franchisees and offers advice in:

  • setting up procedures and systems
  • commercial contracts and terms,
  • franchise agreements and licensing,
  • leasing,
  • brand protection strategies and intellectual property,
  • enforcement of trade marks,
  • copyright,
  • purchases and sales of retail, wholesale and manufacturing businesses,
  • supplier contracts,
  • food safety and recalls,
  • ACCC investigations and media relations,
  • risk management,
  • trade practices,
  • sponsorships and retail lease, and
  • franchise and intellectual property dispute resolution.

Corinne has been named as one of the top franchise lawyers in Australia annually since 2014 in International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. Most recently Corinne was included in Best Lawyers 2019 (published by Australian Financial Review), and was awarded Lawyer of the Year 2019 (Sydney) for the Franchise Law practice area.

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Franchise Council of Australia
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association


Corinne’s previous experience as Corporate Counsel for a leading franchise gives her the ability to provide truly commercial, practical advice to her clients. She helps her clients to achieve their business goals – whether they are new to franchising or established franchise systems.

Areas of Expertise

Business, Corporate and Commercial, Franchising and Property - Corinne is a franchising and retail specialist with over 10 years of franchising industry experience. Her clients include some of Australia's most recognisable brand names.


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