Stewart Germann is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and he attended the University of Auckland. He has the qualifications of B.Com, LLB, FCIS, CFInstD, CFE and Notary Public and he specialises in franchising, licensing, sale and purchase of businesses and commercial law.
Stewart has over 38 years' experience in licensing and franchising law and acts for many of New Zealand's best known licensors and franchisors. The firm is acknowledged as New Zealand's leading and most experienced licensing and franchising law firm and has vast expertise acting for international clients. Stewart also acts for franchisees advising them about a particular franchise and commenting on the form of franchise documents.
From 1997 to 1999 Stewart was the Chairman of the Franchise Association of New Zealand. He has spoken at franchising conferences in New Zealand, Australia and USA and is very interested in international franchising. He has also written numerous articles on franchising for New Zealand and international publications.
Stewart is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) based at Washington DC and of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Stewart is a qualified mediator and is a member of AMINZ. He is also on the Panel of Mediators of the Franchise Association of New Zealand.