Marsh Maher Richmond Bennison Lawyers


Robert Toth


Robert Toth


T: (03) 9604 9428


Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia
Accredited Commercial and Franchise Specialist

Principal Areas of Practice

Corporate and Commercial Law
Child Care and Early Learning Centre Sector

Professional Memberships

Board member and Company Secretary (corporate compliance) Elwood Community Bank Ltd (under franchise of the Bendigo Adelaide Bank Ltd.
Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ)
Franchise Council of Australia (FCA)
International Franchise Lawyers Association (IFLA)
The US Commercial Service
Australian Institute of Company Director (AICD)

Professional Biography

Rob has been in practice and/or partnership since 1982, merging his own firm with Wisewoulds Lawyers in January 2003 and joined MMRB in January 2015.

Rob has published articles in the Australian Financial Review, online and in journals on franchising, licensing and establishing business in Australia. Rob has developed considerable business expertise from personal experience in retail business with the Ted’s Camera Stores Group; and has provided advice and consultancy to business in a wide range of industries.

Rob enjoys the challenge of finding lateral solutions and giving direct “no bull” advice to clients.

He operates with clients in an open and transparent manner regarding fees and has flexible fee arrangements for clients including fixed fees based on scope of works for many services provided. This gives clients the ability to monitor and budget for legal fees.

Rob has expertise in the following areas:

  • Franchising acting for both Franchisors (local and international), Franchisees, Master Franchisees, Area Developers;
  • Franchise dispute resolution acting for both Franchisors and Franchisees – solutions and strategies – mediation;
  • Mergers and Acquisitions of a small to large business;
  • Retail leasing, property and development projects, joint venture syndicates;
  • Establishing companies in Australia for foreign companies;
  • Licensing and distribution, commercial and contractual agreements, software licensing and development agreements;
  • General commercial, corporate advice and consultancy, shareholder / unit holder agreements and buyouts;
  • Corporations Law – Director’s duties, corporate compliance and ASIC prosecutions of directors;
  • Child Care and Early Learning Centre Sector – Investors, Developers and Operators;
  • Pharmacy law – advice to pharmacists and pharmacy representative organisations;
  • Contract review tenders and trade practices law (Competition and Consumer Act 2010);
  • Renewable Energy Law – solar – regulator requirements, ORER and the Clean Energy Council (CEC);
  • Liquor Licensing and gaming.