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.

2nd Edition | Published: April 2020

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 remains a hot topic. Of course, longstanding dangers like overheating batteries, excess levels of chemicals and small parts in children’s toys still remain a risk, even …

Australia

Clayton Utz

Denmark

Poul Schmith

France

Signature Litigation

Germany

Osborne Clarke

Hong Kong

Squire Patton Boggs

Japan

TMI Associates

Qatar

Dentons Qatar

Switzerland

Kellerhals Carrard

United Kingdom

Baker McKenzie

United States

The Lanier Law Firm