In-Depth Legalities

Much of the confusion surrounding why certain companies deploying the Multilevel marketing compensation plans get prosecuted, and others do not come down purely to finding the right law firm to act on your behalf.

Finding a law firm is easy but do the partners of that firm genuinely understand the workings of direct selling- MLM company as well as the language that is compliant.

Our experienced team here at Strategy India can save your legal team many hours of research by sharing with you, as well as researching on your behalf all questions that satisfy your needs and designing a tailored approach for conducting the business legally.

We are even associated and have advised some of the law firms in India.
“Confidentiality is assured at all times.”

Legal Support Services Offered by Strategy India for the Direct Selling - MLM Corporations in India

  1. Compliance Review and Consultation:
    Conduct exhaustive assessments of the company's business operations, sales structures, compensation plans(various structures of single-level and Multilevel), and marketing materials to ensure strict adherence to Indian legislative frameworks and regulatory mandates, including the Consumer Protection(Direct Selling) Rules, 2021, the Consumer Protection(E- commerce) Rules, 2020 and the relevant laws in force promulgated.
  2. Drafting and Reviewing Contracts:
    Skillfully drafting, reviewing, and tailoring a spectrum of contractual agreements, encompassing direct seller agreements (independent contractor agreements) and vendor contracts, meticulously designed to uphold statutory compliance and safeguard the legal interests of the direct selling MLM company.
  3. Regulatory Compliance Assistance: 
    Offering expert guidance and strategic counsel on navigating the intricate web of Indian statutory provisions and regulatory stipulations governing direct selling- MLM enterprises, including but not limited to the Consumer Protection Act, Competition Act, Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), Goods and Services Tax (GST), and jurisdiction-specific regulations.
  4. Intellectual Property Protection: 
    Rendering specialized advisory services on trademark registration, copyright protection, and trade secret preservation in accordance with the pertinent statutes of Indian law, with the primary objective of fortifying the company's brand identity, proprietary assets, and product innovations.
  5. Litigation and Dispute Resolution: 
    Furnishing comprehensive legal representation and advocacy in contentious legal proceedings, litigations, or alternative dispute resolution mechanisms before Indian judicial for a, consumer tribunals, or arbitration panels, proficiently handling issues ranging from breach of contract to regulatory non- compliance and intellectual property disputes.
  6. Corporate Governance and Structuring: 
    Providing strategic insights and adept assistance in matters pertaining to corporate governance, entity structuring, compliance with the Companies Act, 2013, formulation of shareholder agreements, and structuring of commercial transactions to ensure stringent adherence to statutory requirements and enhance corporate governance efficacy.
  7. Risk Management and Liability Assessment: 
    Conduct thorough risk assessments and liability evaluations to identify and mitigate legal risks inherent in the company's Indian operations, encompassing product liability, consumer protection, tax compliance, and regulatory adherence.
  8. Training and Education: 
    Facilitating comprehensive training sessions, workshops, and provision of educational resources to the company's executive leadership, personnel, and distribution network on legal compliance imperatives, ethical business conduct, and regulatory obligations specifically tailored to the Indian business landscape.
  9. Government Relations and Advocacy: 
    Engaging in strategic government relations endeavors, fostering liaison with regulatory bodies, including the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and state-level authorities, and advocating for policy formulations conducive to the interests of the direct selling- MLM sector within the Indian regulatory milieu.
  10. International Expansion Guidance: 
    Offering astute advisory services on legal considerations and regulatory prerequisites pertinent to the company's expansion initiatives across diverse states of India, as well as compliance with foreign exchange regulations, cross-border transactions, and global market entry strategies.
  11. Data Privacy and Security Compliance: 
    Assisting in navigating the intricacies of data protection laws, including anticipated compliance with the forthcoming Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, and other relevant statutes governing the processing, storage, and transmission of personal data within India, coupled with the formulation of robust privacy policies and implementation of data security measures.
  12. Training and Monitoring Compliance:
     Developing bespoke compliance frameworks, policies, and procedural protocols meticulously aligned with the nuances of Indian regulatory norms, conducting periodic compliance audits, and delivering ongoing monitoring and updates to ensure sustained adherence to evolving legal exigencies.
  13. Crisis Management and Reputation Protection:
     Crafting comprehensive crisis management blueprints, orchestrating calibrated responses to legal and regulatory enforcement actions, mitigating adverse publicity, and safeguarding the reputational integrity of the company in the Indian marketplace.
  14. Ethics and Code of Conduct Development: 
    Collaborating in formulating and deploying rigorous ethical standards, codes of conduct, and compliance benchmarks tailored to the Indian business milieu to foster a culture of integrity, transparency, and accountability throughout the company's operational ecosystem.
  15. Due Diligence Services: 
    Undertaking meticulous due diligence exercises and risk assessments pertinent to potential collaborations, acquisitions, investments, or joint ventures within the Indian market landscape, meticulously scrutinizing legal and regulatory intricacies to facilitate well-informed decision-making processes.

Strategy India offers specialized legal services to provide comprehensive support to any direct-selling MLM company in India. With an in-depth understanding of the Indian regulatory framework, the services can help companies navigate complex legal requirements, mitigate risks, and quickly achieve compliance.