Consumer goods, Franchise and Distribution

At Chandrawat and Partners, our Franchising, Distribution, and Retail team offers expert guidance to both domestic and international franchisors and retailers, addressing a wide array of legal issues associated with franchising arrangements. Our services encompass the preparation and negotiation of franchise agreements, as well as advising on various Indian legal aspects, including property laws, foreign investment regulations, foreign exchange laws, intellectual property, employment, and tax compliance.

Our team further provides counsel on distribution and agency agreements, as well as all facets of foreign investment within the retail and commercial sector. This includes safeguarding intellectual property, such as trademarks, brand names, copyrights, and designs. We manage intellectual property portfolios and offer effective enforcement mechanisms. In addition to handling the legal intricacies, we offer practical guidance to facilitate our clients’ franchise transactions in the context of the Indian legal landscape.

Our expertise covers a range of legal necessities and intricacies, ensuring our clients receive comprehensive support and strategic advice for their franchising, distribution, and retail operations in India.


The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (East Delhi) recently fined Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd Rs 3,000. This penalty resulted from a consumer complaint about the retailer’s non-disclosure of a Rs 7 charge for paper carry bags. The verdict….
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