DBB drafts business contracts, including: general terms and conditions, distribution agreements (franchise, agency and re-seller agreements as well as contracts for the distribution of products and services), the acquisition of commercial undertakings and other assets, license agreements, rental and leasing contracts. We also represent clients in the disputes that arise from the negotiation and implementation of such contracts
DBB helps provide its clients, whether they are individuals or companies, with the legal documentation they need to support their commercial activities. We also integrate our knowledge and experience regarding dispute resolution so as to anticipate and diminish or avoid future conflicts. DBB can also intervene in a pre-conflictual phase in order to attempt to arrive at an amicable arrangement for the termination of a contract, without having to go through the courts, failing which we will represent you and plead your case before the civil or commercial courts or at arbitration.
The commercial contracts team works closely with the Tax, Intellectual Property, Corporate and Alternative Dispute Resolution groups.
General Terms and Conditions for B2B and B2C Contracts - We assist in drafting general terms and conditions for Business to Business and Business to Consumer transactions.
Commercial Distribution Agreements - Drafting of distribution agreements (master franchise, franchise, commercial agency, exclusive distribution and re-seller agreements). (See Distribution).
Commercial Leases and the acquisition of business assets - We draft commercial leases and agreements to acquire businesses and commercial assets. DBB assists you in negotiating and concluding such contracts and dealing with the necessary formalities. We also help resolve conflicts connected to the execution of commercial leases, their renewal, termination or the revision of rental terms.
Acquisition of shares or other equity participation - In co-operation with the corporate department we provide the legal framework for individuals and companies for the acquisition of shares or other equity participation and help draft the appropriate agreements, including the acquisition or purchase agreement (as well as carrying out due diligence and strategic planning). (See Corporate and M&A).
Complex Debt Claims - We assist in making complex debt claims for and against companies in financial difficulty, including in an international context, where a thorough knowledge of private international law is required.