JSA's Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism sector is handled by an expert team, who have in the past advised various stakeholders in the sector, including leading global hotel chains regarding different modes available to them for entering the Indian market and the restrictions applicable to such modes. The firm has been involved in advising various stakeholders (investors, franchisors, etc.) in relation to legal and regulatory issues for hospitality projects.

The firm's team of lawyers recognise and understand the variety of hospitality and leisure legal issues that arise and advise on development, acquisition and divestment and contractual arrangements; franchise, management and outsourcing operations; management agreements and operations; corporate, joint ventures and fund formation; finance and restructuring; franchise, outsourcing and commercial agreements; data privacy security and technology arrangements. We have cross-disciplinary support from partners and colleagues from various practice areas throughout the Firm to cater to this sector.

We have in the past advised leading stakeholders in the sector:

  • On the structuring of the deal in question, including fee and cash flow organisation permissible under relevant exchange control regulations
  • Drafting/reviewing different types of agreements, including MOU's, term sheets, franchise/license agreements, trademark assignment/license agreements, management agreements, service agreements, marketing agreements, consultancy agreements and advisory agreements
  • On acquisitions and divestments
  • On private placement of equity and Initial public offerings
  • In offering myriad of other related legal advisory services in this sector

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