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Dr. Matthias Spilker

Bird & Bird

Partner, Bird & Bird, Frankfurt/Main

As a partner in our international Commercial PracticeAs a partner in our international Commercial PracticeGroup working with our Frankfurt and Düsseldorfteams, I offer specialist advice to our clients in theautomotive and energy sectors.

Advising our German and international clients on commerciallaw matters, my practice offers expertise in product liabilitycases as well as advising on and negotiating complexcommercial contracts and standard agreements.

Working with automotive clients, including suppliers andinsurance companies, I advise on field actions, recalls, pricenegotiations, delivery stops and termination of supply contracts,as well as contract law and risk management.

I often give presentations on automotive supply matters,liability issues, standard terms and product safety and productcompliance, and have written several publications oninternational commercial law and corporate law, which havebeen published in Germany, the US, Italy and China. I am a member of the Frankfurt/Main bar and of the German group ofthe Henri Capitant Association.

My Education
Legal studies at the universities of Marburg and Münster
Doctoral thesis at the University of Münster (2009)
Post-graduate scientific work at University of Lyon (III., JeanMoulin)
Post-graduate legal studies with a Master's degree inInternational Trade Law in Bristol, UK
Legal clerkship in Munich and Dortmund

My Admissions
Admitted to the German bar in 2010