Michael Öttinger

Michael Öttinger specialises in advising national and international companies on chemicals law (REACH, CLP and national chemicals legislation), electric and electronic equipment law (EU Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE)/ElektroG and RoHS/ElektroStoffV) and packaging, harmful substances and biocide law. Michael Öttinger also advises on administrative, constitutional and EU law.
Michael Öttinger advises companies on all aspects of chemicals law, including drafting data sharing agreements, taking account of the Implementation Regulation (EU) 2016/9, and developing necessary reimbursement models in the context of registration procedures according to REACH. Advising on the identification and implementation of compliance measures for the avoidance of liability risks, in particular in the areas of chemicals and electric and electronic equipment law is also a significant part of his work. Michael Öttinger also supports companies in these areas in planning and implementing the measures necessary in dealing with identified breaches. Michael Öttinger also advises on the newly introduced Packaging Act of 1 January 2019. In this context, he has already prepared many submissions in consultative processes of the Stiftung Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister and supported many companies and business associations in implementing the new requirements.
  • legal studies at the University of Bayreuth, with emphasis on public law
  • Additional economic training at the University of Bayreuth (Wirtschaftsjurist Univ. Bayreuth)
  • Public Administration additional studies at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer
  • Work at an international auditing and management consultancy firm in Moscow/Russia as part of his legal clerkship
  • Training as economic mediator (MuCDR)
  • since 2018, lawyer admitted at the Munich Chamber of Lawyers
  • lawyer in an international law firm, specialising in chemicals regulation and product-related environmental law
  • lectures on REACH and packaging law at an international trade fair and a chamber of industry and commerce
  • since 2019, lawyer at the Produktkanzlei
  Languages: German, English, French (advanced basic knowledge), Russian (advanced basic knowledge)
  • Dossier Updates During Dossier Evaluation: ECHA’s New Approach (with Martin Ahlhaus), in: ICRL 4/2019, p. 179 et seq.
  • Aktuelle Entwicklungen zu Stoffbeschränkungen und verwendungsbezogenen Ausnahmen für Elektrogeräte unter RoHS - available at: IBF Fachbeiträge
  • General Court: Further clarification on SVHC status of Bisphenol A (with Martin Ahlhaus), in: ICRL 3/2019, p. 136 et seq.