Björn Waterkotte

Björn Waterkotte, LL.M. (Duke)

Rechtsanwalt, Attorney-at-law

CMS Hasche Sigle
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Languages German, English

Björn Waterkotte focuses on negotiating and drafting procurement, sales and distribution contracts for machines, goods and services and advises his clients on the pursuit of, or defence against, remuneration, warranty, product/manufacturer‘s liability and compensation claims. His clients, whom he also advises on product safety issues, include companies of all sizes in the mechanical engineering and plant construction, automotive (in particular automotive suppliers), pharmaceutical, food and industrial services industries as well as in the B2B trade and distribution sector. Björn is a widely experienced litigator, including handling serial loss claims.

After one year with a big law firm in Frankfurt, Björn joined CMS in 2010. In 2013, he gained client-side experience on a secondment with a big a manufacturing company.

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  • 2008: New York Bar Exam and work experience with leading US law firm in New York

  • 2007/2008: LL.M. at Duke Law School, USA

  • 2005 - 2007: Trainee lawyer in Bonn, Cologne and near Chicago (USA)

  • 2000 - 2004: Law studies at the University of Cologne

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  • Haniel Foundation alumnus

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  • Wann wird der Mangelverdacht zum Mangel? Anmerkung zum Hinweisbeschluss des OLG Frankfurt a. M. vom 22. November 2017, Az. 3 U 19/16, In: Haftpflicht international – Recht & Versicherung (PHi) 2018, Heft 4, 122

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Lectures list

  • Gewährleistung, Garantie, Produkthaftung – Haftungsumfang und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten, IHK Hanau-Gelnhausen-Schlüchtern, 08.10.2014

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