We have proven expertise assisting manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and franchisors across diverse industries and sectors.
Our team assists entities of all sizes ranging from local representatives of foreign multinationals to more specialised small, mid-sized and bluechip companies in structuring all types of agency, distribution and franchise arrangements.
We are active in many areas including drafting and reviewing distribution, franchise and agency agreements as well as licensing agreements, and all related documentation such as general terms and conditions. We also advise on ongoing relationship matters during the term of the contracts and counsel clients on enforcement and termination issues arising under the contracts. This includes the handling of disputes and related litigation.
Our team has broad experience in the creation of distribution networks including franchising, concession and agency. Furthermore, we advise on safeguarding against possible risks of insolvency by the co-contractor through bankruptcy or liquidation.
We also touch on various other facets of the franchise and distribution law such as consumer protection, real estate, planning and permits, litigation, IP, EU and competition law. Teamwork with other specialists in our firm ensures an integrated and cohesive approach to every case.