The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of Product Liability laws and regulations across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about strict product liability, non-contractual (tort) liability, contract liability and litigation.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by John Leadley and Kate Corby of Baker McKenzie.

1st Edition | Published: April 2019

Hot Topic: Product liability in Canada

In Canada, the sale of pharmaceuticals and medical devices is regulated by Health Canada under the Food and Drug Act and Regulations and related legislation (Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, SC 1997 c.6; Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, RSC 1985, c. C-38; Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations, C.R.C., c. 417; Natural Health Products Regulations, SOR/2003-196; …

Hot Topic: Introductory Chapter – Product Liability: An evolving legal landscape

In a world of driverless cars, electronic devices with speech and facial recognition and household appliances which can be activated remotely from a mobile phone, whether the current (decades old) product liability laws are still fit for purpose is a current hot topic. Of course, longstanding dangers like overheating batteries, excess levels of chemicals and …


Clayton Utz


Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH


Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados (IWRCF)


Hui Zhong Law Firm


Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith


Simmons & Simmons


Osborne Clarke


AZB & Partners


TMI Associates


Norton Rose Fulbright


Erciyas Law Office

United Kingdom

Baker McKenzie

United States

McGuireWoods LLP