Product Liability and Product Safety
In times of rapid technological progress and an increasing legislative and media focus on product liability and safety, we stand at your side as an experienced and reliable partner
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When product safety is at stake, the ability to make quick and informed decisions is of the utmost importance. Our teams are specialized in assessing complex factual backgrounds under great time pressure and asking the right questions early on in order to assess and evaluate commercial and legal risks. Our years of experience provide us with the necessary technical expertise to understand production processes, testing methods and functional correlations.
At the same time, we ensure that all strands of work in a product safety crisis - regarding customers, contractual partners, authorities, the press, investors and insurance carriers - are aligned and in support of the overall strategy. The decision for or against a recall, for example, requires the consideration of numerous aspects in each individual case. We support our clients in these critical phases by quickly obtaining and evaluating information and making precise legal assessments in all relevant jurisdictions. Our Product Liability Subgroup has proven to work swiftly and reliably using the strength of our global network.
In many cases, the ultimate allocation of liability is economically just as important as the initial procurement of information and early communication to the market. Particularly within long-term contractual relationships, classic litigation is not the dispute resolution mechanism of choice. Instead, cooperation with suppliers in the handling of recalls and replacement deliveries while not compromising insurance cover is often decisive. We guide our clients safely through what can be a minefield of conflicting interests and support them in reducing risk and finding solutions that ensure successful future cooperation along the supply chain.
Due to extensive experience in the field of contract drafting and interpretation, we can quickly analyse and evaluate legal frameworks across borders. In addition, regular work with technical experts enables our lawyers to advise on the robust documentation of damages at an early stage, to understand damage calculations and, if necessary, to question them. On this basis, we can successfully guide our clients through negotiations with contractual partners and insurers alike.
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