Robert Burkert advises national and international clients on contract, commercial and distribution law and on dispute resolution, in and out of court, including providing assistance with arbitration proceedings. His services include negotiating and drafting trade and distribution agreements, general terms and conditions, commercial leases, service agreements, contracts for work und services, purchase agreements, as well as modern types of contracts, for example, performance-based contracts. In addition, Robert Burkert advises clients on matters relating to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Robert Burkert is a member of Luther’s industry group Health Care & Life Science, where he focuses on medical technology and medical devices, among other things.
Robert Burkert studied law at the University of Bielefeld (Germany). Whilst at university, he worked at the Chair of Prof. Dr Markus Artz at the University of Bielefeld and for Prof. Dr Burghardt Piltz. As part of this work, he contributed to the 1st edition of a commentary on the Incoterms®2010, authored by Prof. Dr Burghard Piltz and Jens Bredow, which was published in 2016. After passing his first state law exam, Robert Burkert carried out his legal training in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Germany), which included completing training periods at renowned corporate law firms in Hamburg and London (England). From 2016 to 2018, Robert Burkert worked for Luther in Hamburg and London, first as a research assistant and then as a legal trainee. Robert Burkert passed his second state law exam in January 2019 and has since worked in Luther’s Hamburg office.
In addition to his work as a lawyer, Robert Burkert is currently working on his doctorate on geo-blocking in online distribution at the University of Bielefeld, at the Chair of Prof. Dr Markus Artz. His doctoral thesis focuses on the distribution and antitrust law framework of the restriction of access to user interfaces as well as goods and services based on nationality or place of residence/domicile by providers in online trade and in the context of distribution agreements.