JSA is a pioneer in the Retail & Franchising industry in India, having started the sector initiative with the opening of the Indian economy. JSA’s Retail & Franchising sector practice has a multidisciplinary focus and is backed with a team that understands the specific needs of this industry, given the various areas of compliance and operational requirements of the business. The team, therefore, combines significant and accumulated industry knowledge across practice areas to give our clients the solutions that are realistic and commercially viable.

The team brings to the table hands on experience having assisted clients in start-ups, retail, restaurant, franchised and distribution businesses. The Retail & Franchising team cooperates with the Corporate and Merger & Acquisition teams to offer expertise on Restructuring and Acquisition of businesses in this sector.

Our clients include players in sectors such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), luxury goods, restaurants, health products, furniture, sports goods and educational institutions, and are advised on Foreign Direct Investment, licensing and distribution, real estate, labour and employment, product liability and franchisor risk mitigation; intellectual property, municipal regulations and all related compliance issues.

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