Prof. Dr. Eric Wagner
Prof. Dr. Eric Wagner
Eric specialises in the area of commercial law including product liability, as well as in e-commerce, autonomous driving, connectivity and Industry 4.0. He advises clients in this area on drafting contracts and also represents them in litigious proceedings (esp. on disputes arising from contracts, on the enforcement of and the defence against liability and recourse claims, the conduct of class action-type lawsuits as well as on insolvency law disputes) before German courts and international arbitration tribunals. In this context, Eric was named “Lawyer of the Year for Dispute Resolution” (Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2017).
When it comes to drafting contracts, Eric is among the leading lawyers in Germany and regularly advises clients on the structuring of contracts for – and the negotiation and implementation of – important projects with suppliers, customers and distribution and cooperation partners. He is also very active in the area of ESG and, in particular, the developments surrounding the Act on Corporate Due Diligence in Supply Chains, where he advises a number of clients on setting up suitable compliance systems and on drafting contracts.
Furthermore, Eric is also one of the world’s leading experts in the area of product liability law. He advises clients on the development of risk avoidance strategies and also has extensive expertise and experience in dealing with crisis situations as well as potential recall scenarios at clients.
Eric was also honoured as one of the best 25 lawyers in Germany under the age of 40 (JUVE Rechtsmarkt 1/2019). Chambers Global lists him as one of the few leading litigators in Germany. In addition, he was appointed honorary professor at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2021 in recognition of his achievements in the field of law.
Since 2021 Eric has been an honorary professor at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he lectures in the field of international contract law and arbitration law. He is also a member of a number of professional associations, regularly gives talks and has authored numerous publications in his field of law. Among other things, he annotates the entire provisions on the sale of goods in Prütting/Wegen/Weinreich’s standard commentary on the German Civil Code (BGB). He is also the editor of the journal “COVuR - COVID-19 und Recht”, which deals with all the legal issues relating to the pandemic.
Eric speaks German and English.