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Sherrards’ corporate team helps HungryPanda to share its food


Sherrards corporate lawyers have been working with a new comer to the food delivery scene, HungryPanda. Founded by University of Nottingham graduate Liu Kelu in 2016, the delivery service now has 15,000 active users and a network of 250 restaurants across six UK cities. They provide an efficient delivery service from local Asian restaurants and supermarkets, well as easy payment methods for both customers and merchants.

As the venture grows, the Sherrards corporate team have worked with director Liu Kelu,  to review and update all their commercial agreements including delivery driver contracts, restaurant agreements, customer T&Cs, voucher T&Cs and intellectual property agreements. The team have also provided some regulatory advice in light of the recent changes to the law on how platforms/marketplaces handle customer money.

With the Centre for Economics and Business Research last estimating in 2014 the takeaway market to be worth £9 billion to the UK economy, the HungryPanda offering is responding to demand for more specialist and targeted delivery options.

Jean-Paul da Costa, partner said, “We have a strong international focus as well as working with many owner managed businesses.  HungryPanda is very much the type of entrepreneurial client we like to work with.  It has a very cosmopolitan feel in terms of culture and products with a large variety of choices of Chinese food and a friendly Mandarin language customer service.”