Dr. Florian Niermeier

Dr. Florian Niermeier specialises in commercial litigation and regulatory advice in medical devices law. He represents – frequently international – clients in enforcing and defending claims, particularly in product liability cases, supply chain costs recovery claims and in general commercial disputes. He also advises manufacturers, traders and other market actors on product safety law, including official notifications and the coordination of international recalls. In medical devices law, he advises market actors comprehensively on regulatory matters including official notifications specially regulated for such products and the coordination of recalls.
Dr. Florian Niermeier has many years‘ experience in litigation. He represents companies before state courts and arbitration tribunals in enforcing claims or defending against alleged claims, including, in particular, product liability law, purchasing law as well as regress claims in the supply chain and general commercial disputes. Dr. Niermeier is also an expert in medical devices law. He advises manufacturers, importers, traders and other market actors on compliance with the specific regulatory requirements. If necessary, he supports clients in official notifications and coordinates international product recalls. Already in this phase, he considers how to secure and enforce later regress claims. Currently, his work frequently involves advising on compliance with the future regulatory requirements of the EU Medical Devices Regulation which contains significantly more detailed and often stricter regulatory requirements on medical devices. In addition, Dr. Florian Niermeier advises on general product safety law. He supports clients in accurate product risk assessments including the preparation of precise RAPEX risk assessments. Also in this field, he coordinates notifications vis-à-vis competent authorities and product recalls. He supports businesses to enforce or reject claims, especially in the supply chain.
  • legal studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
  • doctorate from the University of Augsburg with Prof. Dr. Beate Gsell on a contract law theme
  • after legal clerkship at the OLG (Higher Regional Court) Munich, work in the litigation departments of major German, British and American law firms
  • regular lectures especially for the DEKRA Akademie
  • 2019 founding partner of the Produktkanzlei
Languages: German, English
  • Sonderweg oder Wegweiser? – Eine produktsicherheitsrechtliche Analyse des neuen Medizinprodukterechts (with Dr. Carsten Schucht), InTeR 2020, S. 66 ff.
  • Medizinprodukterecht – hier: Anspruch auf Information durch Übermittlung einer Kundenliste hinsichtlich bestimmter Hüftendoprothesen bejaht, Anmerkung zu OVG Münster, Urteil vom 19.11.2019 – 13 A 1326/17 (with Dr. Boris Handorn), MPR 2020, 52 ff.
  • Das neue EU-Medizinprodukterecht und seine möglichen Auswirkungen auf M&A-Transaktionen, M&A Review 10/2019
  • Druckkammern - nicht nur für therapeutische Zwecke? (with Hubertus Bartmann), caisson, Jg. 33 Nr.4/Jg. 34 Nr. 1, Januar 2019
  • Desinfektion behandschuhter Hände (with Günter Kampf and Sebastian Lemmen), Krankenhaushygiene up2date 2018; 13(01): 27-40
  • Muss der TÜV für fehlerhafte Brustimplantate zahlen?, Legal Tribune Online vom 16.2.2017
  • Der Teilleistungsbegriff im Leistungsstörungsrecht des BGB, Diss., 2007