A strong duo for pro­duct conformity

Sas­sen­berg, 17 August 2021 – A per­fect match: gds GmbH and reusch­law Legal Consult-ants are laun­ching an advi­so­ry part­ner­ship rela­ting to pro­duct con­for­mi­ty, allo­wing cli­ents to bene­fit from even more com­pre­hen­si­ve ser­vice. As an expert in tech­ni­cal communica-tions and infor­ma­ti­on manage­ment, gds con­tri­bu­tes know-how rela­ting to con­for­mi­ty and effi­ci­ent imple­men­ta­ti­on with regard to risk assess­ment, tech­ni­cal stan­dards and tech­ni­cal docu­men­ta­ti­on. As a lea­ding con­sul­ting law firm in pro­duct lia­bi­li­ty law, reusch­law will pro­vi­de legal advice, eva­lua­te safe­guards and deri­ve the con­tent of neces­sa­ry pro­ces­ses, as well as pro­vi­ding sup­port in the design of mar­ke­ting concepts.

“Thanks to our new part­ner­ship with reusch­law Legal Con­sul­tants, we will now be able to pro­vi­de assis­tance from two sides in issues rela­ting to EU con­for­mi­ty and inter­na­tio­nal pro­duct compli-ance,” said Lud­ger Bruns, head of Ser­vice Con­sul­ting at gds GmbH. This will make it pos­si­ble to pro­vi­de cli­ents with even more com­pre­hen­si­ve ser­vice: “as of now, we can offer cli­ents com­ple­te sup­port in tech­ni­cal and legal ques­ti­ons from a sin­gle source, whe­ther they need advice, trai­ning or help with imple­men­ta­ti­on.“
The two firms’ ser­vice port­fo­li­os com­ple­ment each other per­fect­ly. gds assists its cli­ents primari-ly in the are­as of tech­ni­cal and sub­stan­ti­ve con­for­mi­ty and in the effi­ci­ent imple­men­ta­ti­on of tech-nical docu­men­ta­ti­on. The Sassenberg-based cen­ter of com­pe­tence will the­r­e­fo­re focus on risk assess­ment, ques­ti­ons of con­for­mi­ty, and the eva­lua­ti­on of tech­ni­cal stan­dards, and will pro­vi­de added value par­ti­cu­lar­ly in the area of tech­ni­cal docu­men­ta­ti­on. Accor­din­gly, gds will ensu­re that all rele­vant docu­ments are pre­sent and will help cli­ents crea­te and deve­lop neces­sa­ry structures.

On the safe side legal­ly as well

The firm of reusch­law Legal Con­sul­tants has been advi­sing natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal com­pa­nies sin­ce 2004, with a focus on pro­duct safe­ty and pro­duct lia­bi­li­ty law, as well as data pro­tec­tion and cyber­se­cu­ri­ty for pro­ducts and digi­tal ser­vices. In the new part­ner­ship, reusch­law will be respon­si­ble for eva­lua­ting safe­guards, coör­di­na­ting insu­rance covera­ge and deri­ving the con­tent of neces­sa­ry pro­ces­ses, ser­vices which are often reques­ted by manage­ment. reusch­law will also pro­vi­de sup­port in desig­ning a mar­ke­ting con­cept. It will focus on legal assess­ment within the bounds of tech­ni­cal docu­men­ta­ti­on, inclu­ding che­cking to ensu­re that the docu­ments are com­ple­te from a legal stand­point and iden­ti­fy­ing the regu­la­to­ry framework.

Mee­ting cur­rent challenges

Par­ti­cu­lar­ly in light of Brexit, con­for­mi­ty mar­king is an important aspect in which the part­ner­ship offers affec­ted com­pa­nies added value. Pro­duct labels like the CE, EAC and CCC marks are not the only ones which will play a role. Phil­ipp Reusch, att­or­ney and foun­ding part­ner of reusch­law Legal Con­sul­tants, explai­ned that, “with the UKCA (UKCA = UK Con­for­mi­ty Asses­sed) mar­king, the Bri­tish have now adopted a sepa­ra­te arran­ge­ment which dif­fers in some respects from the EU rules, so that export­ers will now have to com­ply with two sepa­ra­te sets of con­for­mi­ty requi­re­ments.” He noted that this will crea­te a gre­at deal of uncer­tain­ty in the future: “it is now important for com­pa­nies to com­ply with the exis­ting rules and imple­ment the rele­vant pro­ces­ses.” gds and reusch­law offer com­pa­nies com­pre­hen­si­ve advice in this regard which covers all rele­vant aspects. 

The press release can be found here.

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