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.

I especially appreciate their business and IT industry acumen. They have an in-depth understanding of the industry and trends and have ideas on how to develop forward. A truly trusted partner in a complex global environment.

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.

Practice-related services
  • 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
Recognitions

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:

  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2022;
  • Regi: Law Firm of the Year for Sweden in 2021; and
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2020.

This is what clients say about us:

“The team is well aware of the market practice that develops at a fast pace in TMT sector. As Roschier has a good dispute resolution practice, too, they get insights into what can possibly go wrong in big IT outsourcing or project contracts, and leverage that knowledge when advising their clients in contract work.”
– The Legal 500 2022, TMT, Finland

“Roschier’s TMT practice and the teams led by both partners Arto Linnervuo and Miikka Konttinen are extremely knowledgeable about technology-related topics and collaboration with them has been effortless and extremely efficient in both smaller and larger engagements.”
– The Legal 500 2022, TMT

“Overall, I would say that the individuals at Roschier’s TMT practice, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with, have all been extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They all have been quick to understand any issues presented to them and have provided clear and quick advice.”
– The Legal 500 2022, TMT

“They can very well put together the business needs and legal/contract terms. I.e. translate the business requirements to the terms in contract without spending too much time on explaining the business requirements. Long term co-operation certainly supports this.”
– The Legal 500 2022, TMT

“Good knowledge of the market and new technologies.”
– The Legal 500 2022, TMT

“The team at Roschier has broad knowledge of contractual and commercial methods to achieve optimal IT business practices.”
– The Legal 500 2022, TMT

“Their knowledge of licensing and similar matters extends to many jurisdictions and markets and enables them to serve as a full-service practice when pursuing foreign opportunities.”
– The Legal 500 2022, TMT

“They are quick, thorough, diligent, and always available, including when approached with complex matters with short deadlines.”
– The Legal 500 2022, TMT

“Roschier always deliver quality advice.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, TMT

“Broad and in-depth knowledge in privacy matters.” 
– Chambers Europe 2022, Information Technology,

“Very strong ability to handle complex and sophisticated matters.” 
– Chambers Europe 2022, Information Technology

“The team shows commitment to take on complex and multi-faceted issues. They are always accommodating and quick to respond.” 
– Chambers Europe 2022, Information Technology

“Very responsive, knowledgeable and great to deal with.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Information Technology

“Responsive, reliable and pragmatic.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, TMT

“The lawyers are very good in complex transactions, they understand the customer’s business and add value.” 
– Chambers Europe 2021, TMT

“Excellent understanding of the underlying technologies as well as dynamics of the relevant operational and business models.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, TMT

“Roschier’s team has a unique combination of world-class partners and top-tier young associates. Their partners are competitive globally and they have managed to recruit some of the best talent.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, TMT

“Very knowledgeable practice, great team with broad competence and deep expertise.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, IT & Telecoms

“Excellent understanding of the industry, trends and sharing experiences. Pragmatic and business minded.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, IT & Telecoms

“The Roschier team has a lot of experience and knowledge of the IT & telecoms industry and field in Sweden.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, IT & Telecoms

“More hungry, and eager to perform than local competitors. Both in depth and broad which tailors for our needs.” 
– The Legal 500 2021, IT & Telecoms

“Very friendly and at the same time professional and passionate about their work. Genuinely interested in solving our problems.”
– The Legal 500 2020, IT and Telecoms

“Very good capabilities in terms of legal and IT-related issues and contract templates.”
– The Legal 500 2020, TMT

“Globally top-tier in their understanding of the field.”
– The Legal 500 2020, TMT

“Nice people with a very good culture.”
– The Legal 500 2020, IT and Telecoms

“Genuine interest in client’s business developments between assignments. Clear interface & contact.”
– The Legal 500 2020, TMT

“Roschier has the unique capability in attracting the best young talents in the country, and you can get amazing service from the younger partners and associates.”
– The Legal 500 2020, TMT

“Their client attention is one thing that stands out.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, TMT

“They put in the extra mile to understand the business.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, TMT

“I especially appreciate their business and IT industry acumen. They have an in-depth understanding of the industry and trends and have ideas on how to develop forward. A truly trusted partner in a complex global environment.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, TMT

“The team understands commercial aspects and the realities of how one deals with technology; they combine first-class legal advice with strategic understanding.”
– Chambers Europe 2020, TMT

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