Distribution and Franchising

Our firm has leading expertise in the distribution and franchising sectors.

We negotiate and draft franchise, concession, partnership, and distribution agreements. We advise our clients on the implementation and conception of selective distribution networks.

We also support our clients – distributors and franchisees as well as franchisors and major brands – in the difficulties they may experience in cases of breach of established commercial relationships or termination of contracts, as well as in litigation relating to anti-competitive practices: breach of non-competition clauses, unfair competition, parasitism, misappropriation of clientele, disorganization…

More specifically, we have developed in-depth expertise in the following sectors: fashion, luxury, liquor/beverages, food, and hospitality.

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News

Ranking

Philippe Bessis recognized in the Décideurs Leaders League 2024 ranking in Trademark law – Litigation

03.11.2024

Analysis

Clause de résiliation et contrôle judiciaire

03.01.2024

Analysis

Termination of contract: no need for prior formal notice

12.22.2023

Dispute Resolution

Intellectual Property – IP/IT

Real Estate

Aviation and Transport

Corporate

Commercial Contracts

Employment Law

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Dispute Resolution

Commercial litigation - Corporate and financial litigation - International arbitration - Enforcement measures - White-collar crime - Mediation

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Intellectual Property – IP/IT

Trademarks and Designs - Copyright and related rights - Patents - Protection and exploitation - Infringement - Unfair competition

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Real Estate

Commercial and professional leases - Property investment - Real estate development - Transfer of leasehold rights and business assets - Due diligence - Condominium and property management - Real estate litigation

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Distribution and Franchising

Setting up distribution networks - Negotiating franchise/concession/distribution/partnership agreements - Breach of contract - Litigation on termination of established commercial relations - Litigation on anti-competitive practices

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Aviation and Transport

Commercial contracts and partnerships - Charter contracts - Passenger litigation - Freight litigation - Enforcement measures - Technical expertise - Regulatory

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Corporate

Corporate transactions - M&A - Articles of association and shareholders’ agreements - Management and employees investment - Corporate restructuring - Company formation and corporate monitoring

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Commercial Contracts

Letters of intent - Partnerships - Subcontracting - Confidentiality agreements - General terms and conditions - Commercial relations litigation

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Employment Law

Employment relations - Dismissals - Negotiated terminations - Labour litigation - Restructuring