Urbanization, rising disposable incomes, rapid internet penetration across the country and the convenience of shopping via e-commerce sites are transforming the way manufacturers of consumer products engage and transact with customers.
With added number of stakeholders in complex supply chain agreements that cover various payment options, last-mile delivery and reverse logistics to support “returns”, enhanced risk management capabilities have become vital for functionaries in the sector.
In addition, brands need to continuously seek copyright and trademark protection as well as deal with traditional organizational as well as transactional issues including disputes over product specifications, service, unauthorized credit card usage or even online purchases by minors. In the case of brick-and-mortar retailers, effective mitigation of the risks associated with buying or leasing real estate in India as they expand is also crucial.
As a full-service law firm, we advise and assist on corporate, commercial, real estate, IPR, employment and technology matters. We also facilitate dispute resolution, whether through litigation or alternative mechanisms such as mediation and arbitration. Further, to meet the emerging trend of consolidation in the retail industry, our M&A team is well prepared to advise you on the most effective way to achieve your objectives- whether it is to acquire a brand, customer base, technology backbone or indeed, a network of stores.
Our service offerings, inter alia, include:
Advisory and assistance in legal, regulatory and compliance-related matters.
Advisory on labour laws, trade laws, technology laws, intellectual property laws, real estate laws, international laws, organizational issues, investment issues, corporate and commercial issues etc.
Contract negotiations and drafting considering challenges pertaining to data privacy, security, IP protection, limitation of liability etc.
Assistance in setting up domestic as well as foreign entities and dealing with operational challenges.
Mergers and acquisition-related assistance.
Facilitating investment through assistance with the entire fund cycle, from the establishment of investment vehicles and constant regulatory compliance to the winding-up process.
Comprehensive assistance with dispute resolution through litigation or alternative routes.