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As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. Not only do you need the right legal answer, you need it in the context of the market in which you operate.

With over 350 lawyers across 42 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.

We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. Our webinar and knowledge services also ensure that you are fully up to speed on all legal and regulatory developments.

Whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you.

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    Distribution and Franchising

    To keep your distribution or franchising system both efficient and sound, somebody has to keep an eye on the legal framework conditions at all times. Only then can your product or service be commercially successful on the market in the long run. Numerous Austrian and international producers and sales companies choose us as their trusted partner because of our experience in all aspects of national and international distribution and franchising law as well as our extensive know-how in related practice fields. We advise you on all questions related to e-commerce, antitrust law, competition and trademark law.

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