Dr Robert Burkert

Dr Robert Burkert

Dr Robert Burkert


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Senior Associate
Industries Health Care & Life Science

Areas of practice

Dr 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, Dr Robert Burkert advises clients in particular on matters relating to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and on all questions of law in connection with the Incoterms® 2020.

In addition, Dr Robert Burkert advises clients on how to deal with the legal challenges of digitalisation and digital distribution. He actively assists with the design and development of diverse LegalTech solutions by Luther.


Dr 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, dealing intensively with international commercial law. 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, Dr Robert Burkert worked for Luther in Hamburg and London, first as a research assistant and then as a legal trainee. Dr Robert Burkert passed his second state law exam in January 2019 and has since worked in Luther’s Hamburg office.

Dr Robert Burkert completed his doctorate in the field of digital distribution at the Chair of Civil Law, European Private Law, Commercial and Economic Law and Comparative Law at Bielefeld University under Prof Dr Markus Artz until February 2024.

Dr Robert Burkert is an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) certified trainer of the Incoterms® 2020 rules, having passed the ICC examination, and a member of the ICC Commercial Law and Practice Commission (CLP Commission).

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