The Deutscher Franchise-Verband e.V. [German Franchising Association] (DFV) has been the umbrella association for the German franchising industry for more than three decades. The DFV sees itself as a central representative of a quality community and is committed to professional and reputable franchising in Germany. The central objective is to represent the economic, social and political interests of the franchising industry. The franchisors, franchisees and prospective company founders benefit equally from this commitment. In its entirety, the association pursues a variety of duties and objectives.
The DFV currently consists of approximately 280 members. This includes a small percentage of franchising attorneys and franchising corporate consultants as affiliated experts. The DFV provides important association services and benefits to all of these.