Dr. Roland Hartmannsberger
Dr. Roland

Dr. Roland Hartmannsberger

Lawyer, Partner

For many years, Dr. Roland Hartmannsberger has focused on product liability and product compliance. Here he advises national and international companies with regard to legal product requirements, product labelling and reporting obligations towards authorities, among other things, and represents them in cases of infringements of the law (e.g. administrative offence proceedings). He provides comprehensive support in product crises, also in cross-border cases. This includes the identification of duties to act in accordance with product safety and product liability law, the preparation of Rapex assessments, communication with authorities, insurance regulation and, if necessary, the support of field measures. Furthermore, his practice includes the enforcement of or defence against claims under competition law for breaches of product law as well as the contractual representation of product law obligations in the supply and distribution chain (e.g. in QAA, QMA and purchase contracts).

Dr. Hartmannsberger also regularly supports in public construction and planning law, environmental law and administrative law. He advises on the planning and implementation of projects, on liability for environmental damage/contaminated sites and on the defence against requests to access sensitive company data pursuant to the Freedom of Information Acts (IFG, UIG, VIG).

Dr. Hartmannsberger worked for many years in major international law firms and gained international professional experience in San Diego, Shanghai and London. He is a specialist lawyer for administrative law (Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht) and the author of numerous publications.


Dr. Roland Hartmannsberger

Phone +49 211-78 17 36 10

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Career milestones

  • 2019: Founder and partner of the law firm Hartmannsberger Franke
  • 2016 - 2019: Lawyer and Partner at Hoffmann Liebs, Düsseldorf
  • 2015 - 2016: Lawyer and Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Düsseldorf
  • 2006 - 2015: Lawyer at Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart and Berlin
  • 2011: Certified lawyer for administrative law
  • 2004 - 2006: Assistant Professor at a public law professorship of the University of Augsburg

Publications (excerpt)

  • Munich Litigation Form Book Administrative Law, 5th Edition 2018, Section Public Building Law
  • Publication of environmental data, Environment Magazine, September 2017
  • Environmental risks in major projects in Germany, Practical Law, 1 Feb 2017
  • Competition law consequences of infringements of formal product requirements, GRUR-RR 2016, 433
  • Product safety law is becoming increasingly important, w.news 10/2016, p. 50 f.
  • Redeker/Uechtritz, Cologne Handbook on Administrative Procedures, 3rd edition 2016, Chapter on Right to Information
  • Legal requirements for consumer products - obligations, risks, practical problems, NJW 2014, 113
  • On the competitive vulnerability of violations of the EMVG, Note to LG Düsseldorf, judgment of 05.07.2013 - 38 O 70/13, InTeR 2014, 109
  • Non-implementation of third-benefiting aspects of a zoning plan - Primary legal protection instead of planning damage claims in the case of "perpetual barriers to change", DVBl 2013, 65
  • Higher product liability risks for manufacturers - The consequences of the amendment to the Consumer Information Act, InTeR 2013, 37
  • The key issues paper on the further amendment of genetic engineering law, DVBl 2007, 726
  • Genetic Engineering in Agriculture: The Development of Liability for the Use of Genetically Modified Plants, Doctorate/Thesis, 2007