Germany: Product Liability Defence 2019

In this chapter we recognise 12 outstanding lawyers who are highly recommended for their expertise advising clients on complex product liability defence matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ina Brock Hogan Lovells International LLP, Munich
2. Henning Moelle Taylor Wessing, Frankfurt

Hogan Lovells sees three lawyers highlighted in this chapter.
Ina Brock stands out as the foremost product liability defence lawyer in the country. She boasts a strong international reputation for her excellence in the field and is considered “one of the best” and “a top adviser in her jurisdiction”.
Sebastian Lach is regarded by sources as “a products specialist” and is highlighted this year as “one of the top names in the field”.
Sebastian Polly receives plaudits from international peers for his impressive work handling products compliance and liability across a range of sectors including energy and automotives.

At Noerr, Michael Molitoris is a well-respected figure in the European products market who is highly recommended for his work on complex liability and safety matters.
Thomas Klindt possesses extensive experience in the product liability space where he is well versed in handling a range of matters from product recall to compliance.

Henning Moelle at Taylor Wessing is a standout name in the German product liability space where he is recognised for his top-tier handling of complex litigation proceedings.

Friedrich Graf von Westphalen at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner is a long-standing figure in the German market who is well recognised for his strong expertise handling product liability matters, insurance issues and disputes.

At Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dietmar Knopp is “a great lawyer” who stands out among peers for his expert handling of product liability cases across the medical devices industry.

Peter Klappich at Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte is highly sought after by clients who commend his impressive work representing pharmaceutical companies in complex product liability proceedings, both in Germany and abroad.

Klaus Heinzerling at Hecker Werner & Himmelreich Rechtsanwälte is well known among peers for his first-rate practice that encompasses a range of insurance related matters, including product liability claims.

At BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, Rainer Büsken draws high praise from market commentators for his superb work handling product liability, insurance, safety, and recall matters.

Anton Maurer at Anton Maurer International Legal Services is a disputes specialist who is recognised in this chapter for his outstanding expertise in high-profile commercial litigation proceedings.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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