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.
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 Wagner has also been honoured as one of the best 25 lawyers in Germany under the age of 40 (JUVE Rechtsmarkt 1/2019).
Eric studied law at the University of Erlangen. He has been a partner at Gleiss Lutz since 2013. In 2012, he worked as a foreign attorney in dispute resolution at a leading law firm in New York.
Since 2010 Eric has been a lecturer and examiner in contract law and international arbitration law at the University of Erlangen. He is a member of a number of professional associations, regularly gives lectures and has authored numerous publications in his field of law.
Eric speaks German and English.