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Germany: Product Liability Defence 2017

Twelve lawyers are recognised in this chapter for their expertise in the defence of corporations involved in product liability cases including product recall, compliance and the resolution of disputes via litigation, arbitration and ADR.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Ina Brock Hogan Lovells, Munich
Anton Maurer CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart
Michael Molitoris Noerr, Munich

 Noerr leads our research with three listings. Michael Molitoris is one of the highest-regarded practitioners in our research and is regarded as “a legend” in product liability matters. Oliver Sieg is experienced in all aspects of corporate liability and has worked on complex and cross-border cases. The “renowned” Thomas Klindt has a strong industrial and engineering background and utilises his expertise in product recall cases and other high-stakes matters.

Hogan Lovells sees two practitioners listed. Leading attorney Ina Brock has been involved in hundreds of cases in the German courts. She is described by her peers as “a great attorney who is good in a crisis”. Sebastian Lach is “very active in the area” and is nominated by several of his peers for his product liability expertise, which covers litigation, compliance and advisory work.

Anton Maurer at CMS Hasche Sigle is a formidable litigator in the field of product liability and has been active in the market for over three decades.

Nikolai Ehlers of Ehlers Ehlers & Partner is nominated for his expertise in product liability and is particularly experienced in matters relating to the aviation sector.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer sees Dietmar Knopp recognised as “dynamic and very good on complex cases”. He focuses on cross-border product liability and has been active in the field for over 30 years.

Hecker Werner & Himmelreich’s Klaus Heinzerling focuses on insurance-related product liability issues and has experience in alternative dispute resolution.

Peter Klappich at Oppenhoff & Partner is recommended for his expertise in German and European product liability cases in the life sciences, consumer and automobile industry.

At Taylor Wessing, Henning Moelle has deep experience in the product liability field. He advises on compliance and risk management.

BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr’s head of practice Rainer Büsken is nominated for his longstanding reputation as one of Germany’s foremost product liability defence lawyers.

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