“Roschier ticks all the boxes and translates commercial issues into a legal framework.” – Chambers Europe (Corporate/M&A)Commercial contracts are at the core of our practice, representing the nerve tissue of business and, hence, an enormous value for our clients. Roschier’s key strength in working with commercial contracts is our ability to draw on the competence and knowledge of the full range of our practice areas and industry sectors, depending on the matter at hand. Many of our lawyers involved in general commercial work have also gained valuable experience from working as in-house counsel at major corporations or on secondments with our clients.

The regulatory environment and practice relating to general commercial matters are subject to constant change, reflecting the globalization of and developments in the underlying business models. We follow the dynamic development in the field of international contract law closely – for example, through the work of our Dispute Resolution profiles as arbitrators in both national and international commercial disputes, and through various exchanges with representatives of the academic world.

Roschier regularly advises on a wide variety of general commercial matters including:
  • Supply
  • Distribution
  • Maintenance
  • Outsourcing
  • Franchising
  • Joint ventures
While commercial business agreements are important in all industry sectors, there is a particular demand for first-class legal advice in highly regulated growth industries. Finland’s expanding nuclear energy sector, where a number of large and exciting projects are currently proposed or under way, is a good example of Roschier’s active involvement in a highly regulated growth sector involving an enormous amount of commercial contracts.

Roschier works closely with a number of law firms across Europe to give clients seamless cross-border service. Through frequent work with many leading law firms also in other jurisdictions, we are able to efficiently coordinate general commercial work covering several jurisdictions.