Stuti Galiya is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group in the Mumbai office. Her primary areas of practice includes mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, foreign investments, technology collaborations, commercial contracts and general corporate laws. Her M&A and private equity work has been across sectors with a focus on retail, hospitality, construction and development, financial services, manufacturing industries, automobiles, service industries etc.
India does not have any franchise-specific legislation. Accordingly, such arrangements are covered under various general laws. Additionally, industry-specific and state legislation may apply depending on the relevant industry/sector writes Stuti Galiya, Partner, Khaitan & Co.