Commercial and Trade law


Whether brick and mortar or e-business: as the first and last links in your value chain, procurement and sales are often the decisive success and risk factors. Successful procurement and sales are not least dependent on long-term and legally certain contractual relationships. Commercial and distribution law is thus crucial for the success of your business.


Comprehensive and international commercial and trade law consulting 

Rödl & Partner has many years of experience in all areas of commercial and trade law. 

We advise national and international companies from all industries on how to structure relationships with distributors and enforce their rights under trade law. In doing so, we assist you through every step of the distribution process – from production to sale to end customers. Alongside legal representation in claims cases, our task within commercial and trade law is to provide preventive support in the form of risk and damage mitigating contractual terms and operational processes.  

As an experienced provider of legal services in many of the world's major trade and investment locations, we understand the pitfalls of international commerce. These include the risks of financial loss resulting from ineffective protection of title and other rights, lack of payment security and risks to reputation and market standing.


Our trade and distribution law services include: 


Trade law consulting:

    • Review of distribution structures
    • Assistance in the set-up of new distribution networks and locations
    • Anti-trust and competition law.


Contract drafting and review:

  • Procurement and distribution contracts
  • Selective distribution systems
  • E-commerce
  • License and franchise agreements
  • Sales representative and dealer contracts, including termination and processing
  • Industry-specific contract drafting (product development contracts, tooling framework contracts, life-time contracts, consignment stock contracts, quality assurance contracts etc.).


Product and safety defects liability

  • Warranty law
  • Liability under product liability law
  • Duties under product safety law
  • EU product safety regulations
  • Assistance in product recalls and product warnings.


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Liudgardas Maculevičius

Attorney at Law

Associate Partner

+370 5 212 35 90

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Eglė Pinaitė

Senior Lawyer

Associate Partner

+370 5 212 35 90

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