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Dr. Christoph von Burgsdorff, LL.M. (Essex)

Certified Specialist in commercial and corporate law

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Gänsemarkt 45
20354 Hamburg

Phone +49 40 18067 12179
Fax +49 40 18067 110

Languages: German, English
Curriculum vitae

Dr Christoph von Burgsdorff was born in 1974. After studying law in Kiel, Germany, and Surrey, England, from 1994 to 1999, he went on to receive a Master of Laws degree from the University of Essex, England. In 2001, he obtained his doctorate in European Union Law from the University of Kiel. He was admitted to the German Bar in 2003 and has been working for Luther ever since. In 2006, Christoph von Burgsdorff completed a secondment with the law firm Pinsent Masons in London, England.

Christoph von Burgsdorff and Vilma Remmert-Fontes head Luther’s Baltic Desk.

Areas of Practice

Christoph von Burgsdorff specialises in representing companies in complex national and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, with a particular focus on commercial and distribution law. Christoph von Burgsdorff and his team additionally advise on how to draft and negotiate supply contracts and distribution agreements, commercial leases, sales contracts and all kinds of ancillary agreements and also provide company (partnerships and corporations) law advice. Christoph von Burgsdorff’s main industry focus is on energy, automotive, logistics and mechanical and plant engineering and construction. His clients primarily include medium-sized and large companies, for whom Christoph von Burgsdorff drafts and negotiates contracts and performs litigation work.

  • German shipyard – Representation in ad-hoc arbitration proceedings under German law against a Turkish customer with regard to alleged warranty claims under a ship building contract
  • Romanian group of companies – Representation in a legal dispute with the insolvency administrator of a contract partner with regard to alleged claims under a contract for work and services in connection with a power plant project in Germany
  • Austrian joint stock company – Comprehensive out-of-court advice in connection with the termination of a joint venture regarding the development of wind-turbine projects in Eastern Europe
  • Steel producer – Representation in a dispute under the law concerning the respective interests of neighbours with regard to a property company’s alleged claims under ambient pollution control law