Digitalization & TMT

Digitalization enables a shift in how companies run their businesses. Our clients engage us when they seek to benefit from digitalization in their business processes, or deploy digital solutions as part of their new offerings to their own customers. We have seen the development and acceleration of this phenomenon, having worked regularly on issues across the Technology, Media and Telecommunications spectrum for decades, advising clients and amassing significant knowledge, not only about the relevant laws and regulations, but about the businesses and technologies as well.

If you are looking for in-depth understanding and client-oriented advice on, for example, the key aspects of digitalization offerings, such as harmonizing, automating and optimizing business processes through transformation, software licensing, cloud services or the Internet of Things (IoT), besides managing legal risks and responding to failures our TMT lawyers will be able to add genuine value and contribute to meeting established business objectives.

In addition to digitalization and strategic IT and business process outsourcing arrangements, our second to none TMT services offering in the Nordic region genuinely extends to media and telecommunications sector legal advice, as well as technology, know-how and trade secret licensing, technology transactions, dispute resolution, data protection and data exploitation.

The team is very impressive, with a great understanding of commercial aspects. Chambers Europe, TMT

We speak the same language as you and apply our practical and business-minded approach, leveraging our international expertise and experience of advising on matters important to our clients. Our lawyers have extensive experience in giving clients strategic advice on all aspects of their business. We are committed to operating in a transparent, predictable manner, while actively seeking to make ourselves available and alter our working methods to suit the client and the needs of the project.

Many of our lawyers have significant in-house experience with leading players, and several have dual degrees in either business or science. The team also includes several attorneys who, in addition to the Finnish and Swedish Bars, are admitted to the New York Bar or the California Bar. As many of the industries work cross-border, so do we. There is a strong understanding of the importance of seamless cross-border collaboration with resources both within the firm and outside it – be they other advisors in the Nordic region, counsel in other regions, or client teams across the globe.

  • Technology know-how and trade secret licensing
  • Stand-alone software licensing, including open source and open innovation
  • ICT deliveries, such as infrastructure or systems delivery, software delivery projects, ongoing service agreements and application development
  • R&D agreements across industries and value chains, including R&D with national or cross-border public funding, consortiums, and university research and subcontracting
  • Service delivery models and related agreements, both online and physical
  • Service provider liability, content monitoring and traffic blocking issues, together with related policies and terms and conditions
  • General telecoms regulatory, including spectrum licensing
  • General media regulatory, including broadcast license conditions in radio and TV operations
  • Convergent media issues such as copyright fees and license requirements
  • Litigation in civil and administrative courts, as well as dispute resolution in arbitration or under a variety of ADR mechanisms
  • Contributions to planning and execution of transactions, and related pre and post-closing actions
  • Data privacy advice, including outsourcing arrangements and cross-border transfer of personal data

Roschier’s Digitalization & TMT practice is top-ranked by leading international independent legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2019; and
  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2018.

This is what clients say about us:

“Roschier has significant market knowledge and in-depth experience across TMT, outsourcing, data protection and digitalisation matters.” 
– The Legal 500 2019, IT and Telecoms

“Clients appreciate the team’s international capabilities as well as its good quality and flexible approach.”
– Chambers Europe 2019, TMT

“A well-rounded and experienced team.”
– Chambers Europe 2019, TMT

“They are proactive, thorough and detail-oriented in their work.” 
– Chambers Europe 2019, TMT

“The best in Finland for TMT.”
– The Legal 500 2018, TMT

“The team is very impressive, with a great understanding of commercial aspects.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, TMT

“They add a lot of value and provide a service based on a very good business understanding.”
– Chambers Europe 2018, TMT

“They always work hard to understand our business priorities and the legal issues that matter most to us, and closely tailor their advice to that information.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, TMT

“The team makes very good judgements between the legal and business sides and responds very quickly.”
– Chambers Europe 2018, TMT

“Amazing passion to help their customers.” 
– Chambers Europe 2018, TMT