Peter Buberis Principal

Peter heads up our Franchise and Government teams. He has extensive experience acting for both national and international franchise systems with a strong skill set around international expansion of franchise systems. Peter lectures in international franchising at the Masters level at several Australian universities and is an international speaker at legal forums and a published commentator in his areas of expertise. Systems he has represented include UPS, GAP, Subway, Jamie Oliver Italian Restaurants, Fast Signs International and Golds Gym, Cartridge World, Magic Hand Car Wash, Cocolat and Senior Helpers to name a few.

Peter has provided advice to the Defence Science and Technology Organisation for over 10 years in relation to a broad range of contractual and intellectual property issues. He has also provided advice to DMO on procurement and conducted contract training sessions for Defence staff. Other services provided to the Commonwealth include acting as a probity advisor for the Australian Customs Service and DSTO.

A number of corporations and significant sporting bodies also rely on Peter for commercial advice.


Peter has received the following recognition:

  • The Best Lawyers™ in Australia (2011-2018) for Commercial Law and Franchise Law.
  • Who’s Who Legal Franchise (2013-2017).

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Franchise systems benefit from competition law changes

Posted By on 10/11/17 at 10:29 AM

Profit opportunities for franchise systems arising from changes to competition laws When your franchise system was established, considerable thought was given to the profit centres it would create and achieving from them a return satisfactory to the system and/or its shareholders, which at the same time provided an acceptable income to your franchisees to justify … Read more

Here we go again …

Posted By on 18/12/15 at 1:11 PM

As Franchisors and advisors we have just undergone a year of significant change in bedding down the new requirements of the Franchise Code and redrafting our suite of documents. While much remains unanswered about the new regime, including the practical ramifications of the “good faith” relationships parties now must observe, the changes seem somehow more … Read more