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Dr Christian Burholt

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Dr. Christian Burholt is a partner in the Firm's Berlin office. He has more than 12 years of experience representing German and international clients in antitrust, dominance, and merger control law matters. He has been recommended for antitrust and merger control law in regulated industries by Juve since 2010. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2015, Dr. Burholt was for seven years a member of the antitrust team of a major international law firm, and led for five years the antitrust practice group of Germany’s leading pharmaceutical and healthcare law boutique. Dr. Burholt is admitted to the Berlin bar and a member of the German Association of Antitrust Lawyers and the Network Compliance. He regularly lectures and publishes on antitrust and merger control topics.


  • English
  • German


  • German Association of Antitrust Lawyers (Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht) - Member
  • Network Compliance - Antitrust Committee Working Group (Netzwerk Compliance - AG Kartellrecht) - Member
  • German Medicines Manufacturers' Association (BAH) - Legal Committee Member
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law (Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin) - Lecturer for German and EU Competition Law


  • Specialized Attorney for Medical Law (Fachanwalt für Medizinrecht) (2014)
  • University of Bonn (Doctorate) (2005)
  • Higher Regional Court, Berlin (Second State Exam) (2002)
  • University of Bonn (First State Exam) (1999)
  • University of Durham (Master of Law) (1997)

Germany: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Baker McKenzie offers its health sector clients ‘full-service advice at the highest level’. It is particularly well positioned to advise on procurement and antitrust matters, while also convincing in regulatory and transactional matters. ‘Phenomenal’ practice head Thilo Räpple is appreciated for his ‘brilliant legal documents’ and for ‘managing even the most challenging of cases’; his team convinces with ‘very good business acumen’ and ‘excellent industry knowledge’. Led by ‘far-sighted, pragmatic and very good strategistMarc Gabriel, the group – together with teams of other European offices – has been advising a leading US manufacturer of biotechnological medicinal products on procurement and strategic matters in preparation for entering numerous European biosimilar markets. Pagoda Investment retained the group to advise on the planned acquisition of GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik through an auction process launched by Adiuva Capital. IP work included assisting Ganymed’s shareholders with taking over Japanese pharmaceutical group Astellas Pharma. Christian Burholt is valued for his ‘good knowledge of the life sciences market including its antitrust characteristics’.

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