Jakob Theurer, LL.M.

Jakob Theurer, LL.M.

Senior Associate
Berlin

Email jakob.theurer@​hoganlovells.com

Phone + 49 30 80 09 30 000

Fax +49 30 80 09 30 099

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Jakob Theurer advises German and international clients on product liability, product safety, and product compliance issues, with a particular focus on criminal and administrative offence implications. His industry focus is in the automotive, chemical, consumer goods, electronics, energy, and food industries.

Jakob assesses legal risks for companies when launching innovative products with a particular focus on the implementation and execution of preventive compliance measures. Furthermore, he advises companies on criminal and administrative offence proceedings, particularly on cases where crimes were committed within or outside the company.

In addition, Jakob's practice includes advising companies on product liability and product safety issues. He has experience in the coordination of global product safety and corrective actions, including worldwide notification of product safety authorities. Jakob also helps identify product liability risks and represents companies in the defense against in and out-of-court product liability claims.

During his legal clerkship, Jakob worked for a leading criminal law firm and the United Nations in Geneva. During his LL.M. studies as a research assistant at the Columbia Law School in New York City, Jakob researched international criminal law.

Technology is influencing all areas of law, including litigation. Jakob works with clients to help them understand their shifting risk landscape, as technology disrupts their industries, and helps them to ensure they're maximising the use of technology to mitigate those risks, (eg. whether in compliance programmes or through the use of AI in litigation).

Awards and recognitions

2021

Tier 1 for Product Liability
Legal 500

2020

Tier 1 for Product Liability
JUVE Handbook

2020

Transportation Group of the Year
Law 360

Education and admissions

Education

LL.M., University of Amsterdam, 2016

Second State Exam in Law, Appellate Court of Berlin/Brandenburg, 2014

First State Exam in Law, Humboldt University of Berlin, 2011

Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Advising a German DAX 30 company on the launching of innovative products with a focus on the evaluation and reduction of criminal law and administrative offence risks.

Advising a leading German company on criminal law and administrative offence law investigative procedures against the entire management board.

Representing an automobile manufacturer in a multi-million Euro product liability supply chain lawsuit against a first-tier-supplier regarding a defective vehicle part.

Advising a leading high tech company on the worldwide notification of product safety authorities in over 30 countries including customer communication.

Advising a leading high tech company on product safety incidents linked to batteries, including the defense against product liability claims.

Advising a chemical company on regulatory and criminal law issues, including the classification and labeling of products.

Advising a leading DAX company on a global internal product compliance investigation including criminal investigations.

Supporting several international companies by auditing and improving their internal product compliance and product safety processes.

Advising several companies regarding their EU chemical and environmental product compliance, particularly linked to REACH, RoHS and WEEE including notifications, registrations and warnings.

Advising numerous global companies on EU market entry requirements and CE marking incl. the Electromagnetic Compatibility, Low Voltage, Machinery and Radio Equipment Directive, etc.

Advising numerous global companies on EU market entry requirements and CE marking incl. the Electromagnetic Compatibility, Low Voltage, Machinery and Radio Equipment Directive, etc.

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