Competence Area: Product Security and Product Liability
The law firm Dr. Köhne also provides advice to national and international companies and their representation in any issues relating to liability arising from the production and supply of products of different types.
Besides the general provisions relating to product liability included in Section 823 (1) BGB [German Civil Code], contract law or the German Product Liability Act (ProdHaftG), there are numerous other regulations which are relevant, depending on the industry, and which have to be taken into account.
We can offer our industry-specific expertise in particular in the following areas:
- Automotive, railed and commercial vehicles
- Food and animal feed
- Medical devices
- Medicinal products (Human and veterinary medicinal products )
The law firm Dr. Köhne provide legal advice to clients from the outset in the identification and assessment of any liability risks. Furthermore, the law firm Dr. Köhne assist clients in emergency cases, in cases of recalls as well as in the representation in liability proceedings before courts and the resulting insurance issues.
The range of services in the area of product safety and product liability comprises the following, amongst others:
- Communication and assistance in emergency cases
- Preparation and realization of product recalls
- Enforcement or defence of claims for damages and recourse claims
- Enforcement of claims for coverage against liability insurers