F&B/ Franchise

F&B/ Franchise

The vibrant business environment in the UAE, tourists seeking to buy from familiar brands, and the multicultural population makes the UAE a fertile franchising ground.

The prospect of expanding businesses drives brand owners to the UAE while the local community benefits from operating their own businesses.

The commercial agencies’ law.
This is a law considered in the case of franchise arrangements. For a contract to apply;
• A UAE national must be the owner of the company or be an entity owned entirely by UAE nationals.
• Exclusivity of the relationship is a must either to the territory or a specific product.
• The relationship between the two parties must be registered.

Franchises are a common phenomenon in the UAE since it provides a good market for investors willing to test their products in a diverse population. Some of the common international brands include restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, food and beverage companies, ice cream shops, cloth designers, etc. The businesses are branded with international trademarks and provide international quality products.

The legal team at M&CO Legal believes that franchising will continue to be a huge investment opportunity. It will benefit both local investors and global investors as they seek to expand their markets.

M&CO Legal has a dedicated franchise team uniquely positioned to help you make your business dream a reality. We guide you from the structuring to managing and growing the franchise. Our team has years of experience and understands the legal issues associated with owning a franchise and the relationship that ensues between the two parties. We build long-term relationships with our franchise clients in the quest to ensure we deliver innovative and creative legal services throughout every growth stage.

Helping clients determine the optimal route to their goals, assess and reduce risk, and understand how these challenges may affect their organizations. In all facets of their regulatory compliance matters and transactions, our attorneys provide help to food and beverage producers, food industry trade groups, restaurant chains, and other businesses in the food supply chain. We also provide guidance on all issues that arise during the life cycle of the product. Our clients choose us because of our innovative regulatory practices, thorough understanding of scientific and technical issues, and capacity to draw upon our highly regarded complementary practices in areas like intellectual property, international trade, dispute resolution, environmental protection, health and safety, and transactions.

Our services to clients in the hospitality and food and beverage sectors, include offering advice to famous chefs and assistance with real estate, hotels, tourism, clubs, lounges, and restaurants.

With the help of our international platform, we are able to offer top-notch legal services in every area of law that affects the operations of our client’s companies, including regulatory, litigation, intellectual property, international trade, environmental health & safety, and corporate governance and transactions. To guarantee the greatest outcomes for our clients, our food and beverage attorneys collaborate closely as a team.

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