The Firm’s Retail and Distribution team comprises of lawyers and experts with vast experience in the Retail and Distribution sector. With our strong presence in the sector and major clients from the sector are advised by our extensive team of lawyers who work together with the teams of key practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisition,Consumer, Dispute Resolution, Regulatory & Public Policy, Labour & Employment, Intellectual Property, Tax Law and other teams across various offices to provide transactional, advisory and litigation services.
The Retail sector in India has been grown exponentially post liberalisation of the Indian economy, it has emerged as one of the high growth sectors and has attracted significant investments including Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Retail along with e-commerce stands as the bedrock of growth in the economy. Relaxation of FDI restrictions in single brand and multi brand retail, the sector has received much required impetus to bolster growth in India.
We advise the on establishment of retail enterprises, risk mitigation and conduct comprehensive due diligence of projects. The Retail team also handles the complete drafting and negotiation of varied documentations including retail agreements, franchise agreements, leasing and licensing agreements, Consultancy agreements, branding and co-branding agreements.
The firm also manages the IP Portfolio of its clients, including trademark and patent prosecution, handling licensing and assignment agreements as well as litigation.
The team with the Mergers and Acquisitions team, advises and drafts Merger and Acquisitions agreements, joint venture agreements as well as regulatory compliances and approvals.
In coordination with respective teams, the firm handles direct and indirect tax issues, as well as labour and employment law related compliances.
The firm also manages regulatory compliances related to product labelling, sale and distribution, marketing and advertisement, transportation, delivery, legal metrology etc.