Food & Beverages Law

 HOTEL/ RESTRAUNT REGISTATIONS , COMPLIANCE & TAXATION LAW

Hotel/Restraunt Registration is manda tory for a food supplier in order to commence business in Pakistan. In Pakistan Law relating to food items which may or may not be served in hotels and restraunts is administered under various statutes and rules.The Pakistan Hotels and Restaurants Act, 1976 and The Pakistan Hotels and Restaurants Rules, 1977 were incorporated for the specific regulation of such restraunts. However, the law is extended over various statutes as taxes are dealt under sales tax Act, 1990 and Income tax Ordinance,2001. Agreements are administered under stamp act and so forth.


The law which deals with the registration and control of the hotels and restaurants is mainly found in The Pakistan Hotels and Restaurants Act, 1976 and The Pakistan Hotels and Restaurants Rules, 1977 .

 

Procedure for Hotel/Restraunt Registration in Pakistan
Owner of every restaurant or hotel shall from the opening apply to the controller for registration, without first getting the hotel or restaurant registered and obtaining a license under the Act no owner individual, firm, company) is allowed to carry on his business. For registration of a restaurant, the owner of the restaurant is rquired to conform to the standard of health, hygiene,comfort, medical certificates of staffs in good health, its building is structurally safe and to fulfill other requirements in accordance with law.

After getting registration the owner of the restaurant is required to obtain a license from the controller. Normally, registration and license are issued at the same time. A license granted shall remain in force for a period of one year and is renewable every year on payment of prescribed government fee.

Our Expertise

Expert lawyers/Attorneys at Masood and Masood may assist you in Following

  • We may assist you obtaining registration and license to open a hotel or restaurant
  • We may also provide information to help open and operate businesses.
  • We may provide complete feasibility study and also advise on proper business structure (Sole proprietership/Sole Owner/Partnership Concern/ Company) to minimize taxes and maximize profits.
  • We may help you Draft the lease agreement and/or registering the ownership deed.
  • We are also experts in Brand Name/Trademark registration for the name of hotel or restaurant.
  • We may also help Draft of contract of employment with best possible tax structures.
  • We may assist you in Drafting of confidentiality agreement.
  • We may assist you in Legal Drafting and negotiating of all agreements for the sale and purchase of hotels/ restaurants/prospective clients/suppliers and so forth.
  • The lawyers/Attorneys at Masood and Masood may assist you in Drafting and negotiating franchise agreements.
  • The lawyers at Masood and Masood may assist you in legal litigation arising out of vendor, partner, employee and/or customer disputes.