Retail & Wholesale Trade (B2C & B2B)

The firm advises clients in setting up operations in retail and wholesale trade space including online trading / e-commerce and has extensive experience in advising clients on regulatory and legal provisions governing retail and wholesale trade (including single brand retail trade).

The firm advises on foreign investment regulations and entry strategy/ business options and structuring of partnerships/ joint ventures and assists in drafting, negotiating and finalising related agreements. We assist and advise on protection of intellectual property rights and drafting of related agreements including but not limited to license agreements, franchisee agreements. The firm also advises clients on related tax issues and helps in adopting tax efficient structure for business operations.

The services in this practice area include:

  • Foreign Investment regulations and related approvals;
  • Entry strategy/ business options and structuring of partnerships/ joint ventures;
  • Incorporation of Company and related registrations;
  • Protection of Intellectual Property Rights;
  • Drafting, negotiating and finalizing commercial agreements including licensing agreements, franchisee agreements, brand protection agreement, distributor/ agency agreements, joint venture agreements, cooperation agreements etc.;
  • State Shops & Establishment Act, Labour & Employment laws;
  • Online trade/ e-commerce related issues (including shrink-wrap/ click wrap agreements), terms of use, privacy policy, warranty related issues;
  • Direct and indirect tax issues including customs, excise and VAT;
  • Information Technology law issues;
  • Consumer law issues and
  • Packaging rules and guidelines.