Commercial and Distribution

As the world evolves, the demands on trade and logistics grow. Good illustrations are digital changes in the wholesale and retail sectors, just-in-time productions, or entirely new delivery means such as drone logistics. In these areas, we collaborate with practice groups that are nationwide leaders on technological topics. Also, we offer the necessary specialization in commercial and distribution law to solve our clients’ individual problems effectively.


SKW works. Our clients’ trust, built over years and decades, is living proof. Market experts recognize our work, too. In its most recent ranking, JUVE, the most important industry analyst, lists us as one of Germany’s top firms in distribution law. In October 2019, we also received the JUVE Award as "Law Firm of the Year for Distribution, Trade and Logistics" for our commercial and distribution practice.

We occupy a leading position in this field. We gauge distribution law, distribution antitrust law, or franchise law from all angles. We work on behalf of manufacturers and sales agents. We advise commercial brokers and commission agents as well as commercial agents and distributors. In commercial law, we focus on commercial transactions, including the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Our experts in commercial law and distribution law cover a wide range: designing contracts and entire distribution systems, supporting clients during difficult negotiations, and representing client interests before ordinary or arbitral courts.

Since trade and distribution frequently involve cross-border activities, we operate internationally. Many of our clients are from abroad or do business in other countries. They benefit from our membership in TerraLex, an international network of law firms. Time and again, qualified peers in other countries support us as needed. Thus, our legal advice is as quick, flexible, and international as our clients’ business.