International Product Liability Law – A Worldwide Desk Reference, by Gregory L. Fowler, a senior product liability partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, provides a comprehensive, expert analysis of the risks posed by product liability litigation, specific to more than 50 countries around the globe. These 50-plus countries represent the major economies and strategically important markets across six continents. This volume offers succinct summaries of the product liability laws, modern statutes and traditional theories of recovery, insight into the legal and litigation systems within which these laws operate, and a risk analysis of product liability lawsuits by the most respected and experienced product liability lawyers living and working in each of these countries. Each chapter is written by a senior product liability partner from a law firm in that country. This desk reference is designed to serve as an essential tool for a select group of Corporate Counsel and legal specialists, including : · Corporate in-house counsel responsible for the management of product liability risks and lawsuits on a global or regional basis · International legal practitioners (solicitor, barrister, avocat, abogado, etc.) who represent product manufacturers on a regional or global basis · Miscellaneous other legal professionals including in-house counsel in the liability and casualty insurance arena, law professors specializing in product liability law, as well as a variety of other practitioners and specialists Each chapter follows a standard, straightforward format - with minor variations as dictated by the unique nature of each country’s product liability law - to facilitate comparison between countries on both specific points, as well as broad areas of the law (e.g., a country-by-country survey as to whether punitive or exemplary damages are permitted). Additionally, each chapter begins with a "Country Highlights" section to help the reader quickly and easily identify the nature of, as well as the potential risk posed by, any product-based litigation as it is specific to that country.