Dr. Tobias Ackermann

Dr. Tobias Ackermann


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 0

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Tobias Ackermann advises clients on product liability, product safety, product compliance and product-related supply chain disputes worldwide. He is widely experienced in representing clients in court proceedings on various levels. He also defends clients on cross-border product liability cases and advises on recalls across the globe. He mainly focuses on the automotive, transportation, consumer goods, electronics and life sciences industry.

Tobias assists clients in coordinating court proceedings in various countries and communicating with customers, courts, authorities and the public.

In addition, Tobias also helps clients during product crises, in particular by investigating the facts of the case as well as by defining and implementing appropriate measures. He also advises on the market launch of innovative products.

During a secondment, Tobias also worked for a leading automotive company with responsibility for a project on product compliance, product safety and CE certification.

Tobias is the author of numerous publications on product liability, product safety and product compliance law.

Awards and recognitions


Rising star for product liability
Legal 500


Transportation Group of the Year
Law 360


Tier 1 for Product Liability
Legal 500

Education and admissions


Second State Exam in Law, Saarland, 2012

Dr. iur., Saarland University, 2011

First State Exam in Law, Saarland University, 2008

Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Advising a leading automotive supplier on product liability issues and the coordination of an international recall in more than 30 countries.

Advising a manufacturer of domestic appliances with regard to certain product safety and compliance aspects linked to CE compliance.

Representing a leading international medical devices company in product liability disputes including several litigation court trials.

Advice on how to deal with product liability and product safety risks when introducing automated and autonomous vehicles.

Representing companies in multi-million supply chain disputes, particularly linked to recourse actions after global product recalls.

Global defense of a global certification company against liability claims resulting from allegedly inappropriate certification of breast implant manufacturer P.I.P.

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