Stewart Germann, Partner of Stewart Germann Law, has become the first person in New Zealand to receive the Certified Franchise Executive qualification from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives and the Franchise Council of Australia. He received the award during the Australian National Franchise Convention.
Stewart has over 35 years' experience in franchising law and acts for many franchisors and franchisees in New Zealand and overseas. He has accepted invitation from AUT's law school to lecture franchise law in 2020.
CFE is the only internationally-recognised professional accreditation programme for franchise executives. It was originally founded in the USA more than 20 years ago and was licensed to the Franchise Council of Australia in 2014.