Director at Christodoulou & Mavrikis Inc.
Alex Protulis is a director at Christodoulou & Mavrikis Inc. and heads up the firm’s franchise law department. Alex specialises in franchise law, commercial law, commercial litigation and cyber law and serves on the Membership Committee of the Franchise Association of South Africa.
The disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic will have dire consequences for SMME’s, especially in the franchise sector. Franchisors need to consider measures to enable their franchisees to continue trading as “smoothly” as possible once the lockdown measures have been relaxed, while franchisees need to be compliant with their franchise agreements before expecting to receive assistance.