Trade and Industry

 

We practice in several sub-sectors of the trade and industry sector: food and beverages; healthcare and hygiene; and a variety of fast-moving and durable consumer goods.

We work frequently with Federal and States-level regulators of these sub-sectors on the registration of products, labels, manufacturers and distributors, changes to such registration, and on advisory matters.

In these sectors, we have advised on joint venture, franchising and marketing agreements for the production and distribution of branded food products, the licensing of brands and other intellectual property rights, on tolling agreements for processing raw food products, technical assistance and other transfer-of-technology agreements, and agreements for the sale and distribution of goods.

We have also advised on mergers, acquisitions, reconstruction, spin-offs and other re-organisation of companies in food, beverages and healthcare companies, and of foreign direct investment in such companies.

We also advised on private placements, offers for subscription, rights offerings, plain bond offerings, bond programmes and offerings of asset-backed securities by issuers in the subsectors.

We also represent parties in court litigation, arbitral proceedings and administrative tribunal hearings by and against our clients in the sub-sectors. The other parties have included their suppliers, competitors and customers.

We have advised both lenders and borrowers in the sub-sectors on acquisition, project and working capital bank financing.



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