Certified Specialist in Medical Law
Partner , Antitrust law
Industries Health Care & Life Science
Prof. Dr Christian Burholt is an antitrust partner in Luther’s Berlin office and co-head of the Health Care & Life Science industry group. He has more than 20 years of experience representing German and international clients in antitrust, abuse of market dominance and merger control cases and in leniency procedures, in Germany, the EU and worldwide. He further advises on antitrust compliance issues and carries out internal company investigations. Moreover, he also has comprehensive knowledge and many years of experience in the area of health law (pharmaceuticals/MedTech/health care/life science).
Christian Burholt is a regular lecturer and author on topics regarding antitrust and merger control law, often in relation to health care and life science.
Prof. Dr Christian Burholt studied law at the University of Bonn (Germany) and also earned an LL.M. from the University of Durham (England). As part of his legal training at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin (Germany), Christian Burholt inter alia worked at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission. He was awarded his doctorate in 2005.
Christian Burholt was admitted to the German Bar in 2002 and has been a certified specialist in medical law since 2014. He was most recently a partner in an internationally operating law firm, before moving to Luther in 2023. In addition, he has been a judge at the Constitutional Court of the State of Berlin since 2019 and an honorary professor at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) since 2022.