Product Liability

One of our core competences concerns liability issues in connection with the production and delivery of a wide range of different products, both nationally and internationally.
Product liability goes far beyond an application of Sec. 823 (1) of the German Civil Code (BGB), of contract law or of the Product Liability Act. What is absolutely required apart from understanding international constellations, which can be encountered on a regular basis, is a basic technical understanding as well as an understanding of the special European and public-law regulations, including the product safety law.
We are familiar with these constellations and usances, especially in the following areas:


  • Automotive
  • Edibles
  • Medical Products
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Construction Products
  • Life Science
  • Consumers
  • Chemical Industry
  • Big Industry


We have set up special teams for each of these areas. We are not only able to understand legal problems, but we can also grasp the most complex technical issues quickly and profoundly. In addition to that, we have a network of experts that we can rely on at any time.

Every year, BLD conducts hundreds of product liability proceedings in Germany and many proceedings abroad. This forensic experience flows into our consulting assignments. We organize global recalls for various manufacturers. In this context, we are also able to assist the manufacturers, importers and dealers with their communication with the authorities or take care of that communication. In case of crisis, we coordinate communication with the media and we are in contact with specialized communication advisors.


Key Contacts


Dr. Rainer Büsken

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15
50668 Cologne
Tel  +49 221 944027-31
Fax +49 221 944027-985


Dr. Martin Alexander, LL.M.

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 13-15
50668 Cologne

Tel  +49 221 944027-43
Fax +49 221 944027-985