Christoph von Burgsdorff studied law in Kiel (Germany) and Surrey (England) from 1994 to 1999. In 2000, he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Essex (England). In 2001, he obtained his doctorate for a thesis on European Union law from the University of Kiel (Germany). Christoph von Burgsdorff carried out his legal training at the Higher Regional Court of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), which also included training periods at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy. He was admitted to the German Bar in 2003 and has been working for Luther ever since – since 2012 as a partner. In 2006, Christoph von Burgsdorff spent time on secondment at the international business law firm Pinsent Masons in London (England). Since 2007, he has additionally been a certified specialist in commercial and corporate law. Christoph von Burgsdorff is co-head of Luther’s Nordic Desk, which he leads together with Richard Happ and Detlev Stoecker. He is a member of the industry group Health Care & Life Science, where he is responsible, together with Kuuya Chibanguza, for the area of medical technology.
Christoph von Burgsdorff specialises in negotiating and drafting commercial and distribution agreements, commercial leases, sales contracts, general terms and conditions and service agreements. Furthermore, he represents the interests of large and medium-sized companies in national and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, especially in accordance with the DIS, ICC and LCIA Rules, as well as in ad-hoc proceedings. Christoph von Burgsdorff has more than 16 years’ experience providing strategic conflict advice and conflict management services. His main industry focus is Health Care & Life Science, the textile industry, logistics and plant construction, and Maritime & Shipping. His clients include medium-sized and large companies, as well as the public sector. Christoph von Burgsdorff regularly publishes papers and articles on current international trade topics and gives lectures on current contract and liability law issues at events organised by industry associations.