Global Product Liability


DLA Piper has a long track-record of handling product liability disputes in Denmark. Among many other concluded cases, DLA Piper’s attorneys led a successful defense of product liability in a pharmaceuticals case in The Supreme Court of Denmark based on the scientific and technical knowledge at the time the product was put into circulation. The rule originates in the European Product Liability Directive and this case was the first of its kind in the EU.

We regularly assist on product liability cases in a variety of sectors and phases. We provide advice on risk management at contractual stages, product liability insurance policies as well as dispute handling from start to finish. We also have experience advising distributors of products on their potential liabilities due to product defects originating from earlier stages in the supply chain and experience coordinating cross-border liability issues for products circulated in many jurisdictions with different legal frameworks.


  • Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Manufacturing/Industry
  • Construction materials
  • Automotive

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