Dr. Carolin Gierth

Dr. Carolin Gierth

Senior Associate, Munich

Email carolin.gierth@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 264

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, German, Italian

Practice groupLitigation

Carolin Gierth is solving legal problems for clients from the life sciences, cosmetics, foods, beverages and agriculture industry in case of product liability and product safety issues. She helps clients in finding pragmatic and business-oriented solutions. Using her distinct coordination skills, she assists clients in managing cross-border product liability litigation, including crisis communication.

She represents globally acting pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies in product liability lawsuits and settlement proceedings.

Education and admissions


Second State Exam in Law, Bavaria, 2009

First State Exam in Law, JMU Würzburg (Julius-Maximilians-Universität), 2007

Representative experience

Coordinating and defending litigation matters for a bioscience company regarding allegedly contaminated blood products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals.

Advising a worldwide leading consumer goods company regarding product compliance with EU and German regulations on food contact material.

Advising a leading consumer goods manufacturer on limit values for chemicals in toys under the new European Toy Safety Directive.

Advising a leading company from the luxury food industry on the defense strategy regarding fraudulent customer complaints about allegedly contaminated luxury foods.

Assisting a vaccines company with the defense against damage and information claims regarding a HPV vaccine and representing the client in court proceedings.

Assisting an international agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company in the defense against product liability claims.

Europe-wide coordination of the defence of a leading European company against alleged claims.

Advising a German DAX 30 company on product-related compliance issues regarding to international emissions regulations.

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