franchising and distribution
Our lawyers are experts in franchising and commercial distribution, in digital and in brick and mortar models, at national and international level
Distribution agreements (with exclusive and non-exclusive rights), commercial agency contracts, franchise networks, digital platforms…, the approach to distribution and commercial expansion may be different and diverse and each case, project or business initiative is unique and requires specialized and customized advice.
We advise our clients from the start and with a comprehensive approach, evaluating the most appropriate legal and tax structure, negotiating and preparing contracts, advising on how to prevent or resolve conflicts with their business partners, on their international expansion, with the sale and purchase of franchise networks or with any digital distribution platforms. Thanks to our extensive experience with clients in the areas of franchising and distribution, both online and offline, we are familiar with the most common challenges and we can offer our clients effective solutions and anticipation.
“Since 1941 advising clients in the areas of franchising and distribution”
PROFESSIONAL LEGAL ADVICE IN FRANCHISING AND COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION
In franchising, we have advised clients in the planning and development of franchise networks, both for products and services, with offline and online components, in the protection of trademarks and know-how, in the drafting of franchise and master-franchise agreements, the disclosure documents, the operating manuals, in adapting the franchise system to different jurisdictions, the international expansion and the negotiation with new master franchisees, the resolution of conflicts between franchisor and franchisees and the acquisition of existing franchisees, local and international.
In other areas of distribution, we have advised clients in the negotiation and drafting of distribution agreements and licenses, commercial agency contracts, both for products distributed in digital and physical format, compliance with antitrust regulations, the resolution of conflicts for breach of contract and in conflicts for unfair competition as well as in the negotiation of indemnifications for termination of the agreements.
LEGAL SERVICES RELATED TO FRANCHISING
AND COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION
Some foreign companies with a subsidiary in Spain usually ask about their position as shareholders of less than 50% of the shares of a Limited Liability Company (S.L.), in Spain, when there is a conflict between partners. Some of them even appoint us as legal...
Legal and tax advice for the launch and development of franchise networks, both local and international
International expansion of a franchise network, adapting the system to different jurisdictions and negotiation with new master franchisees
PUBLICATIONS ON FRANCHISING AND COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION
The firm has extensive experience in negotiation and litigation in the area of compensation for costumers, both in defense of companies with their commercial agents and, sometimes, in the defense of commercial agents. The firm has also advised numerous foreign...
We also have extensive experience in lawsuits related to the franchise sector: infringement of the franchisee's contractual obligations (product flight, infringement of the payment of royalties, breach of the franchise system, etc.), as well as non-competition...
We have advised a Bulgarian company which holds a master franchise agreement for the exploitation of clothing stores in Bulgaria. This advice has consisted in obtaining the recognition and execution of an interim order against the franchisor of the Mango brand in...
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