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Carolin Riessner, D.E.A. (Paris I)

Managing Projects Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


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Riessner Carolin

Carolin Riessner, D.E.A. (Paris I)
Riessner Carolin
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Carolin Riessner advises German and international clients on product liability and regulatory issues as well as product safety issues and recalls. The expertise she provides her clients is primarily in the life sciences industry, particularly in the areas of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Carolin helps her clients with complex product liability cases, defending civil claims both in and out of German courts. She manages multinational litigation cases and coordinates the worldwide defence in various jurisdictions. Her understanding of the challenges of a consistent approach to all aspects of product liability cases and her experience in defending complex multi-jurisdictional cases – both in multi-claimant as well as mass torts litigation – is of great benefit to her clients.

Carolin actively provides clients with both the legal as well as scientific angles on their matters. In her work, she engages with each company's legal department, science and medical teams as well as additional experts and local counsel from other jurisdictions in order to provide the most comprehensive legal advice.

Carolin has more than a decade experience as a member of our litigation and arbitration team.

Representative experience

Global defense of global certification company against liability claims resulting from allegedly inappropriate certification of breast implant manufacturer P.I.P.
Defending a leading pharmaceutical company in more than 27 countries after the voluntary product withdrawal.
Advising an international pharmaceutical company on strategic product liability issues and coordinating the defence of alleged claims in Europe.
Assisting a worldwide leading pharmaceutical company in the defence against product liability claims in various European countries.


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Munich, 2005
  • D.E.A., University of Paris I, 2003
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Passau, 2002