Anna Burghardt-Kaufmann

Counsel, Berlin



Anna practices environmental law and assists clients with transactions, environmental litigation, climate change matters, and environmental regulatory compliance. Anna's practice involves work with a broad range of public and private sector clients, including public and private companies and governments. She advises on a range of areas of German and EU law, across a variety of industrial sectors. Her special focus is on chemical laws (e.g. REACH, CLP and PIC), emission control, water and soil protection law, and mining law, as well as advising on the allocation and management of environmental liability risks and their contractual attribution in the context of project developments and financings, MA-transactions and joint ventures. Anna also assists clients with their own compliance, compliance management, related due diligence and/or investigation as well as environment, health and safety-related crisis management.

Prior to joining White & Case, Anna practiced environmental law with another major magic circle law firm in Berlin for several years and served as a visiting professor for EU Environmental Law at Tulane Law School, New Orleans.

Bars and Courts
New York
Tulane University
Tulane University
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Berlin
First State Exam
Humboldt University of Berlin


Anna advised thyssenkrupp in the joint venture with Tata Steel.*

Anna advised LetterOne in the acquisition of RWE Dea as well as subsequently in the joint venture with Wintershall.*

Anna advised E.ON SE on its re-organisation and split in E.ON and Uniper and on the related IPO.*

Bayer AG
Anna advised Bayer AG in relation to the carve-out of its sub-group Bayer MaterialScience.*

Mitsui & Co. Ltd and Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH
Anna advised Mitsui & Co. Ltd and Mitsui & Co. Deutschland GmbH in connection with the acquisition of Chemtrade Aglobis AG, in relation to matters of environmental laws.*

*Matters prior to working for White & Case.


The new German Planning Regime for Onshore Electricity Grid Expansion – A Role Model for Europe?, RELP, p. 13-31 (2013) (with Markus Appel)

Phishing of European Emission Allowances and Resulting Legal Implications, 3 CCLR, p. 228-245 (2012) (with Markus Appel)

International Law and Policy Regarding the Placement of Artificial Reefs in the Marine Environment, 10 ABA International Environmental Law Committee Newsletter, p. 21-27 (2008)


Awards and Recognition

Rising Star, Public Law – Environmental and Planning Law, Legal500 Germany 2022