Product Liability 2019

Product Liability 2019

Pages: 100

ISBN: 978-1-83862-133-9

  • £300.00

This edition provides comparative analysis of product liability regulation in 11 jurisdictions worldwide, offering expert local insight with answers to crucial questions in areas such as: civil litigation system, evidentiary issues and damages, litigation funding, fees and costs, sources of legal framework, limitations and defences and status and development of product liability law, and the climate for litigation.

Published in July 2019, this edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Global overview
    • Gregory L Fowler, Simon Castley and Ruth Anne French-Hodson, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP


  • Australia
  • England & Wales
  • France
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Nigeria
  • Switzerland
  • United States

Gregory L Fowler, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Greg has long been a trusted adviser and litigation counsel to several of the most successful multinational consumer product manufacturers in the world, including cigarettes, alcohol and pharmaceutical/medical device producers, and, more recently soft drink, food and firearm producers. These companies, as well as others in the aeronautical and retail industries, have turned to Greg for guidance and counselling in strategic planning, regulatory compliance, risk management and commercial communications when it is needed the most. He has also managed and coordinated the defence of products claims and/or conducted product recalls for these clients in more than 60 countries on five continents. Greg recently returned to Kansas City after serving as the managing partner of the London office, which acts as the firm’s hub for all global product liability litigation and client counseling work.

Greg has extensive experience in the management and litigation of individual product liability claims and mass tort litigation in state and federal courts throughout the United States and internationally in Asia, Australia, Latin America and Western Europe. He counsels manufacturers on developments in product liability law and regulatory issues arising in those regions as well. He has represented US and international clients in Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls. Who's Who Legal recognised Greg in 2017 as a key individual member of the firm’s product liability defence team.

Simon Castley, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Simon is the managing partner of Shook’s London office. He focuses his practice in the area of product liability and managing regulations that affect clients' brands and businesses in United Kingdom, United States and Europe. He has worked extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. His experience also includes litigation on corporate and commercial matters, including cross-border matters.

He has been recognised by Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability LawyersWho's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business LawyersThe Legal 500 United Kingdom, and Chambers UK, where sources described him as ‘a very good lawyer in command of his subject, who understands the science not just the law’. In Chambers UK 2016, sources also highlight his strength in handling international disputes, describe him as ‘very strong on the regulatory side’ of product liability and identify him as one of a ‘very solid team in London’ that is ‘excellent’ in client service and responsiveness.

Simon is a winner of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, and is a member of DRI and the International Bar Association. He is a delegate to the Product Liability Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He received his LLB from University College, London.

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