Area of focus

Product Litigation

When you sell or distribute products, news of a safety or liability issue in one country can spread everywhere, and fast. The fallout depends on the problem, of course, as much as on the way you react. One ill-judged step or comment could lead to a product recall or plunging share price. Because your reputation is tied to your products, you need contingencies for whatever goes wrong.

Plus, with consumers expecting more from companies they do business with and regulators piling pressure on companies to keep...

Representative experience

Global defense of global certification company against liability claims resulting from allegedly inappropriate certification of breast implant manufacturer P.I.P.

We provided advice to a multinational automotive company about a multimillion-Euro supply chain dispute, following a component failure in almost 100,000 vehicles.

Hogan Lovells “boasts the most comprehensive Global Practice” — Who’s Who Legal – Product Liability Defence 2015.

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The connected home: From smart fish tanks to connected kitchen appliances, product companies must navigate GDPR and Product Liability Directive compliance, cyber risk, and other IoT challenges

In this interview, Hogan Lovells Partner Valerie Kenyon and Senior Associate Anthea Davies — members of our Global Product Law team — discuss some of the exciting opportunities...

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Total Brand Care: Protecting your brand when a product liability disaster strikes Total Brand Care

Organizations invest a lot of time and money into creating and developing their brand, but a poorly handled product liability issue can leave your brand damaged, cause a loss in consumer...

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A proposed EU-wide representative action may blur legal boundaries around collective actions

The European Commission is proposing a directive that would repeal the existing Injunctions Directive and require European Union (EU) member states to introduce into their national laws...

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How the Internet of Things could redefine product safety and liability in the EU

How big is the Internet of Things (IoT)? It’s likely that there will be tens of billions of connected devices in use by 2020. As this massive network of “things” keeps...

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Following a cyber attack, IoT device manufacturers, data controllers, and sellers could face liability under the EU’s Product Liability Directive and the GDPR

Advancements in technology may provide consumers with a continuous stream of upgraded products, but they’re also proving that current security and privacy regulations fall short...

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Over-the-air software updates for IoT devices present companies with product liability and safety opportunities — and challenges

Mobile devices within the Internet of Things (IoT) are continuously benefitting from rapid technological advancements. And once those devices are sold to consumers, over-the-air (OTA)...

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