Raynia Theodore

Raynia Theodore
315 Ferntree Gully Road
Mount Waverley
VIC 3149
+613 8540 0242


Who's Who Legal Australia - Franchise

Raynia Theodore is acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading franchise lawyers, having focused her practice in the franchise sector for more than 20 years. She is a principal at MST Lawyers (one of Australia's leading franchising and commercial law firms) and has expertise in franchising, commercial and leasing law. 

Today Raynia leads a specialised franchise team at the Melbourne based law firm, MST lawyers. Her extensive practice is dedicated to advising franchisors, franchisees and suppliers to the franchise sector on all aspects of franchising. She acts for many new and emerging systems and a multitude of business entrepreneurs who have invested in franchise businesses. 

Her clients seek advice on matters pertaining to Franchising Code compliance, franchise documentation, sales, purchases and restructuring of franchised systems/businesses and dispute resolution both in Australian and international jurisdictions. Raynia acts for clients (including franchisees and master franchisees) looking to acquire or dispose of franchise networks and franchises. She also advises on matters involving Competition and Consumer Law compliance specifically in relation to pricing and supply issues, misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct claims and dealing with the ACCC.

Raynia is a member of the legal committee of the Franchise Council of Australia and is a regular presenter at Legal Symposia at the Franchise Council Australia’s National Annual Conventions.

Raynia regularly publishes articles in Smart Franchise and the Franchise Review. She is the co-author of the Australia chapter in the 2018 edition of Getting the Deal Through: Franchise.

WWL says: The “excellent” Raynia Theodore is a “highly respected” franchising expert who regularly acts for well-known domestic clients, as well as international franchisors expanding into the Australian market.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Australia which can be purchased from our Shop.

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