DELHI LAW OFFICE

Franchising

We advise our clients on franchising and distribution and on all other aspects of franchise relationship including the franchisor, the business experience of key franchisor personnel, and the franchisor's litigation and bankruptcy history, fees, costs, and other purchase requirements. We have drafted franchise agreements for various companies including companies in the retail sectors having chain of supermarkets, FMCG companies, etc. The Indian FMCG sector has a strong MNC presence and is characterized by a well established distribution network and intense competition between the organized and unorganized segments and low operational cost. We work with clients on a single-transaction basis or a transaction-by-transaction basis. We advise acquisition, merger or supporting a significant business deal such as handling the legal aspects of an exclusive licensing arrangement.

We advise our clients on various issues including regulatory compliances, industrial licensing, taxes, regulations related to industry and labour, Government and institutional approvals, etc. We represent clients such as Wital See Marketing Limited and Besmech Merchandising Limited in the transactional arena including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and Intellectual Property.

Our Firm handles all kinds of intellectual property related issues such as registration of trademark and patents, drafting licensing and assignment agreements, initiating and defending suits for infringement, etc. The litigation and arbitration matters handled by our Firm involved product liability, consumer fraud, supplier relationship, intellectual property, labour relations, antitrust and competition, workplace related and employment issues.