Dr Burkard Göpfert LL.M.
Certified Employment Law Specialist

Ludwigstraße 10
80539 Munich
T +49 (0) 89 2123103-315
F +49 (0) 89 2123103-333
E burkard.goepfert@kliemt.de
Burkard Göpfert advises primarily on complex transformation, integration and restructuring projects and on the harmonisation of employment conditions. He is the author and (co-)editor of a large number of textbooks on the topics of restructuring and employment law, and a lecturer at Passau University, and for over ten years he has organised the Handelsblatt annual conference on restructuring. Burkard Göpfert is also co-editor of the journal Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht.


  • Attorney since 1996
  • With KLIEMT.HR Lawyers since 2017
  • Previously practised for international commercial law firms, including heading a law firm in Warsaw; firm’s country representative for China and South-East Asia
  • Consultancy on a large number of US court proceedings as German co-counsel, including discrimination proceedings (Dresdner Bank) and combating class action claims (Napster)
  • Professional training in Passau, Geneva, Munich, New York and Berlin
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Columbia University, New York


  • German
  • English


  • European Employ­ment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • Gesell­schaft für Umstruk­tu­rie­rung TMA Deutsch­land e.V.
  • Inter­na­tio­nal Bar Association, Employ­ment Law Section
  • Inter­na­tio­nal Insolvency Institute


  • Führender Partner im Arbeitsrecht (JUVE Handbuch 2016/2017)
  • „Jahrelange, sehr kollegiale u. kompetente Zusam­men­ar­beit“ (Mandant) (JUVE Handbuch 2016/2017)
  • „Einer der besten Arbeits­recht­ler Deutsch­lands“ (Wett­be­wer­ber) (JUVE Handbuch 2016/2017)