Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ellinghaus LL.M.

Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB


Prof. Ulrich Ellinghaus joined Baker McKenzie in Frankfurt in 1996. He has extensive experience in regulatory law, with a focus on environmental, health & safety and product safety law.

Practice Focus

Ulrich Ellinghaus advises and represents international clients on product-related regulatory matters including technical, product safety and environmental law and regulatory compliance in the supply chain.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advises market-leading producers of IT/C and electronic equipment on all matters of product regulatory compliance in the EMEA region; coordination of multi-jurisdictional surveys.
  • Advises Abercrombie & Fitch on regulatory compliance.
  • Advises Eaton and Eastman on environmental and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Advised the Union des Associations Européennes de Football (UEFA) on product regulatory questions (vanishing spray).
  • Coordinated on behalf of the European Commission a comprehensive survey on the implementation of the General Product Safety Directive in the Member States.
  • Coordinates on a global level worldwide product recalls producers of toys, IT/C equipment, sports/leisure equipment, consumer electronics, apparel, vehicles etc.
  • Advises European, US and Japanese chemical and mining companies on REACH and CLP implementation and compliance.
  • Leads and coordinates, in connection with M&A transactions, environmental law due diligences; draft and negotiate environmental clauses.
  • Advises food companies on requirements for food contact materials and product safety.

Professional Honors

  • Best Lawyers in Germany 2019 for telecommunications law, environmental law and public commercial law, Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Acritas Star, Acritas Sharplegal 2018


  • Germany (1996)


  • University of Giessen (Honorary Professor) (2007)
  • University of Giessen (Dr. jur. summa cum laude) (1998)
  • University of Wisconsin (LL.M.) (1993)
  • University of Giessen (Referendar Exam) (1991)


  • English
  • German