Product liability in any sector often involves high stakes. On top of the cost of product recalls, fines and compensation can be added the incalculable damage to reputations built over many years. The right advisers can help to steer you through regulatory requirements, negotiate effectively on your behalf or defend you in a tight corner.
Whether you are developing or launching a new product, facing a legal challenge or dispute, or trying to organise a product recall, the experienced team at Deacons can help. With practitioners commended for their “strong relationships with clients” and “sensible approach to insurance cases” you can be confident that understanding your commercial imperatives will be as important to us as it is to you.
We handle complex, multi-party cases – often with an international dimension – for household name brands across Hong Kong and the PRC, encompassing everything from pharmaceuticals and chemicals, to consumer goods, food and drink, automotive and engineering. We are also particularly admired for the strength of our insurance team, which is among the best-known and most respected in Asia, and regularly advise insurers on complex product liability-related issues requiring considerable industry knowledge.
With product liability legislation in China still relatively new, legal and practical issues in this area can require clarification. So advice from someone who knows the local market is vital. Deacons can advise on risk and compliance, regulations and recalls, as well as acting for insurers and their insureds on resolving claims and managing litigation in the PRC.
If you would like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch.