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 autorities, 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
- 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 Professort at a public law professorship of the University of Augsburg
In its judgement of 11.3.2020, the Essen Regional Court (Case No. 44 O 40/19) granted a claim for injunction and damages under competition law on account of the sale of electrical products to which only English-language instructions for use and English-language safety information were attached.
After several attempts and many years of negotiations, the EU Market Surveillance Regulation was published on 25 June 2019 (Regulation (EU) 2019/1020, OJ EU L 169, 1 ff.). This is probably one of the most fundamental legal developments in the non-food sector in the last 20 years.
- 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