Industrial Risks - DAC Beachcroft
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Industrial Risks


Our team advises insurers, manufacturers and producers in France and throughout Europe on industrial risks from a wide range of sectors. These include consumer goods, medical devices, pharmaceutical and healthcare, agrochemicals, food and drink, telecoms, biotechnology, automotive, mining and construction. 

We have helped our clients to develop and manage strategies for complex group litigation claims, often resulting in us advising on novel and innovative questions of law and procedure. We are recognised for our ability to provide specialist advice to the life sciences industry across Europe on all aspects of regulatory, liability and product safety issues, including the conduct of clinical trials. We have also assisted clients with approval processes for medicines, drug pharmacovigilance and compliance issues.

In addition to defending claims, we also advise our clients on safety regulations and compliance before they place their products on the market, as well as how to conduct a recall.

We have extensive expertise in advising on all aspects of insurance policies relating to industrial risks coverage. This includes product liability, safety and recall, product guarantee and contamination insurance, whether under standalone covers or global programmes.

Our French lawyers work hand in hand with our top ranked UK product liability team who are recognised as

We can advise you on:

  • Jurisdictional and cross border issues litigation in civil and criminal medical liability claims (including liability of medical practitioners, private and public healthcare institutions)
  • Jurisdictional and cross border issues in life science and health products liability (Biomedical studies, drugs and vaccines, medical devices, cosmetic products)
  • Worldwide monitoring of mass tort and major class actions involving life science and health products manufacturers
  • Medical liability claims in respect of psychiatric care