Vidhikrit Legal

Retail & Ecommerce

Indian retail industry is a vibrant and rapidly growing sector, contributing over 10% to the country’s GDP and employing around 8% of the workforce. With its position as the world’s fifth-largest retail destination and impressive rankings in international indices, India presents significant opportunities for businesses.

The surge in internet and smartphone usage, fueled by the ‘Digital India’ program, has been a game-changer. With approximately 830 million internet connections, of which around 55% are in urban areas, and a projected 1 billion smartphone users by 2026, India’s digital sector is set to reach a remarkable US$ 1 trillion by 2030. This rapid growth has given a significant boost to the e-commerce industry, paving the way for diverse business models such as B2B, D2C, C2C, and C2B.

As the retail and e-commerce landscape evolves, businesses often seek legal counsel to navigate various complexities. 

How can we help?

  1. Regulatory Compliance: We offer guidance on adhering to laws and regulations governing retail and e-commerce operations, covering licensing requirements, consumer protection laws, data protection regulations, and e-commerce guidelines.
  2. Contractual Agreements: Our experienced team drafts and negotiates contracts related to supply chain management, distribution agreements, vendor contracts, logistics agreements, and service level agreements (SLAs).
  3. Intellectual Property Protection: We assist in safeguarding intellectual property rights concerning brands, trademarks, copyrights, and patents. We also address counterfeiting and infringement issues.
  4. Consumer Protection and E-commerce Regulations: We provide counsel on compliance with consumer protection laws, advertising regulations, refund and return policies, pricing transparency, and resolution of consumer complaints and disputes.
  5. Privacy and Data Protection: Our expertise extends to data protection and privacy laws, encompassing data collection, storage, processing, and transfer. We help clients implement privacy policies and terms of use.
  6. Digital Payments and Financial Regulations: We aid in compliance with payment and financial regulations, including guidelines for digital transactions, prepaid instruments, and foreign exchange regulations.
  7. Competition and Antitrust: Our team provides advice on competition laws, antitrust regulations, and merger control within the retail and e-commerce industry. We represent clients in competition investigations and proceedings.
  8. Online Marketplaces and Intermediary Liability: We assist in understanding the legal responsibilities and liabilities of online marketplaces, addressing issues related to third-party sellers, counterfeit products, and content moderation.
  9. Advertising and Marketing Regulations: Our counsel covers compliance with advertising standards, promotional offers, influencer marketing, endorsements, and regulatory guidelines for marketing campaigns.
  10. Dispute Resolution: Our firm represents clients in resolving disputes, including contractual disputes, consumer complaints, intellectual property infringement claims, and regulatory enforcement actions, utilizing negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

VidhiKrit Legal helps you for your legal aspects and assistance in retail or e-commerce business in India. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and explore how we can help you achieve your goals in this dynamic industry.

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