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Lisa Sen

Franchising (UK), Commercial Contracts, International

Lisa is an experienced dual qualified lawyer (Solicitor England & Wales and Indian Advocate).

She is part of the Franchising team at Cubism Law, specialising in domestic and international brand expansion, and also advises on general commercial matters. 

Lisa is an experienced dual qualified lawyer (Solicitor England & Wales and Indian Advocate).

She is part of the Franchising team at Cubism Law, specialising in domestic and international brand expansion, and also advises on general commercial matters. 

Lisa is a dual qualified lawyer with 23 years' experience who works on both non-contentious and contentious matters in relation to general commercial, franchising and cross border deals.

Lisa advises and assists business owners expand their brand and business locally and internationally, using various business models including franchising, licensing, joint ventures, distribution and e-commerce.  She also prepares various agreements and assists with the domestic or global rollouts of the brand. In respect of international expansion, Lisa works with a network of foreign counsel specialising in the area to ensure that the agreements are enforceable, and to comply with mandatory laws of the country. Lisa also manages disputes abroad for clients with the help of local counsel.

Lisa has gained knowledge and experience in advising businesses in a range of different industry sectors including food & beverages, retail, hospitality, services, estate agency and education.

 

Lisa also advises Franchisees seeking to buy a franchise or in relation to disputes they may have with the Franchisor.

 Lisa qualified as a Barrister in 1995 and enrolled as an Indian Advocate. In India Lisa practised law when it was opening to international business and advised many foreign businesses and multi-national corporations on entering the country, brand expansion and dispute resolution. Lisa also structured franchise and other arm’s length business transactions to fit around regulations at the time as those models were new to the country. Lisa co-authored the first book on ͞Franchising in India published by Eastern Law House in 1998.

Lisa became a Solicitor (England & Wales) in 2003 and worked on a mix of general commercial matters and franchising and joined a City firm in 2007, a firm that specialises in franchising.

Services:

Franchising and Commercial UK

  • General advice on commercial contracts and franchising
  • Drafting Franchise Agreements (Unit Franchise, Master Franchise and Development Agreements) and various ancillary agreements such as Non-Disclosure Agreement, Confidentiality Agreement, guarantees, Disclosure Documents, Sale and Purchase Agreement
  • Drafting Licence Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements and various policies to comply with legislation such as in relation to anti-bribery, social media, anti-modern slavery, privacy and data protection
  • Franchise resale
  • Advising Franchisees on buying a franchise
  • Dispute resolution

International 

  • International brand expansion by structuring entry into various jurisdictions using models such as franchising, licensing, joint ventures, subsidiaries, distribution or e-commerce
  • Drafting agreements and negotiating with other party on behalf of clients
  • Adapting agreements to comply with local mandatory laws and meeting any compliance requirements for the business sector with the help of local counsel
  • Global roll-out of brand and business
  • Registration of intellectual property
  • Dispute resolution and obtaining interim remedies if required (i.e. injunctions) with the help of local counsel
  • Track record of helping brands and business in various sectors especially food & beverages, retail, health and beauty, fitness, education, entertainment, hotels and courier services.
  • 2016 - 2017 Franchising and Brand Expansion Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors
  • 2007 - 2016 Consultant at Fieldfisher LLP (London office) with the Commercial IP/Franchising group and India Desk
  • 1998 - 2007 Independent Legal Consultant specialising in India related matters, and interim roles at Zaiwalla & Co (London), RNC Legal (New Delhi) and Fenwick & Co (London).
  • 1995 -1998 J.B. Dadachanji & Co (New Delhi)