Hartmannsberger Franke –
The Boutique Law Firm for Product Liability, Product Compliance and Contractual Liability

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We offer a comprehensive consulting portfolio with regard to the development, production and distribution of products. This includes the entire regulatory side (product safety, product law) as well as the relevant contractual and liability law components, in particular product liability law. Of course, we also represent your interests vis-à-vis authorities or in court. We cover all legal aspects competently and from a single source. Our partners combine comprehensive expertise and experience from many years of working in renowned international law firms. We support you in Germany and internationally with a network of highly specialized lawyers.

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More Regulation instead of Competition: Commission plans Costly System Change of Laws on Advertising with Green Claims – Comments on the Proposal of a Green Claims Directive (Part 1 of 3)

With its proposal for the Green Claims Directive, the Commission is planning a fundamental system change in the law on advertising with environmental claims and ecolabels. Now there shall be a conformity assessment procedure in advance and various accompanying obligations and powers of authorities to investigate and sanction. As a result, environment-related advertising will become considerably more difficult for companies, or at least very time-consuming and costly. Reason enough to take a closer look. Start of our three-part series on the Green Claims Directive.

Turning point in EU law for genetic engineering in agriculture – liability situation in Germany in urgent need of adjustment

After green genetic engineering had been practically dead in the EU for almost 15 years due to the strict regulatory framework, there are now signs of a fundamental change of dogma at EU level. The proposal for an NGT regulation recently presented by the EU Commission is tantamount to a revolution.

Proposal for a “Repair Right Directive” of the EU Commission

Climate protection and sustainability are major issues of our time. The EU Commission has committed itself to promoting these issues as part of the Green Deal and has already initiated numerous legal acts to this end. The Commission is continuing down this path with its March 2023 proposal for a Repair Right Directive.

Price Explosion for Raw Materials – Suppliers entitled to (Price) Adjustments?

Can suppliers demand that their customers pay higher prices than those agreed between them in the medium or long term due to increased raw material prices, and if so, on what basis?