Commercial law combines juridical and economic expertise

Juridical expertise for the purposes of your own field.

Commercial law examines the effect of legislation to the activity and operational environment of an organisation. The aim is to research and provide information about the rights, responsibilities and juridical options of the different parties of entrepreneurship in order to achieve economic objectives. In the discipline of Commercial Law at the University of Jyväskylä, we emphasise the effect of legislation (such as tax, community and labor laws) on the activity and operational environment of organisations. Our field of study also includes communication, information society and immaterial rights. Our studies suits especially students of economic sciences, marketing, communications and information technology. We support you in solving juridical problems in your own discipline.


Research on commercial law at the University of Jyväskylä focuses on two main areas. The first focal area comprises freedom of speech, privacy and data protection, media law and information society law. The second focal area includes immaterial rights and the effect of technological development to legislation. Our research aims to support both the development of legislation and the decision-making of organisations.


Commercial Law offers high-quality teaching for students of economic sciences and other disciplines. In our discipline, it is possible to complete basic and intermediate studies and choose from an extensive selection of courses that support the student’s major. Our students can also complete study modules in law, which are needed in degrees in auditing. In addition to our own lecturers, courses are taught by experts from other universities and the working life.