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GvW Graf von Westphalen

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Managing Partners: Dr Robert Theissen, Christof Kleinmann
Number of partners: 63
Number of lawyers: 160 (including partners)
Languages: Danish, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu

Firm Overview:
GvW is a partnership of 160 lawyers. With national offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Munich and international offices/representations in Brussels, Istanbul and Shanghai, the firm is one of the largest independent law firms in Germany.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Banking Supervisory
Foreign Trade & Customs
Hospitality – Hotels & Resorts
Infrastructure & Public Sector
Insolvency & Restructuring
IP, IT & Media
Litigation & Arbitration
Public Procurement
Real Estate & Construction
State Aid & Subsidies

12 partners, 15 fee earners
■H-Hotels: Comprehensive advice on corporate law, in particular group financing
■Advice for fortune 500 company United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
■HSH Nordbank: Advice on the corporate structuring in preparation of a sale of subsidiaries
■Advice for TOM TAYLOR on converting from a national to a European stock corporation
Contact: Dr Christian Zerr
Tel: +49 89 689077-431
Email: [email protected]

10 partners, 16 fee earners
■Advising Wyndham Group on the sale of the European vacation home division to Platinum Equity
■Turkish Areospace Industries acquires Airbus supplier with GvW
■Advising Barnes Group on the acquisition of FOBOHA shares
■Ongoing advice for Penske Automotive Group in transactions in Germany
■Advising Webasto on divestiture in China
Contact: Dr Markus Sachslehner
Tel: +49 69 707970 130
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
9 partners, 9 fee earners
■Deutsche Telekom: Multilevel project development and financing (real estate leasing) of currently the biggest and most modern computing centre in Germany ■Advising Württembergische Lebensversicherung on the purchase of a hotel development
■Credit Suisse Asset Management: Comprehensive ongoing advice on commercial tenancy law
■Ongoing advice to Nuveen on real estate transactions in the logistics sector
■Acquisition of the industrial site Stahlwerk Rasselstein from Thyssen Krupp and project development of the approx. 80 hectare site
Contact: Dr Lorenz Czajka
Tel: +49 30 7261 110
Email: [email protected]

7 partners, 8 fee earners
■University Hospital Dusseldorf: Strategic expansion of the advisory services to all construction law related areas of the hospital
■Union Investment: Construction and planning law advice regarding various projects all over Germany
■Construction advice regarding major projects for euromicron
Contact: Dr Thomas Senff
Tel: +49 211 56615-0
Email: [email protected]

Information Technology & IP, Data Protection:
8 partners, 5 fee earners
■SapientNitro: Providing ongoing full scope legal services
■VDMA: Preparation of the guide ‘Data Protection in Industry 4.0’
■Blue Mesa Health in development and distribution of apps for the prevention of diabetes
■Asseco Solutions in the review of the standard software contracts and in all IT and data protection issues
Contact: Stephan Menzemer
Tel: +49 69 707970 186
Email: [email protected]

Foreign Trade & Customs:
3 partners, 6 fee earners
■GEA Group: Comprehensive export control advice
■Celanese: Advice on foreign trade law and customs
■Cube Bikes: Advice on customs law issues and anti-dumping
■Shell Deutschland: Ongoing customs law and energy tax law advice
■Representation GE Healthcare in a customs law model proceeding
■JT International: Representation before the Federal Ministry of Finance in model proceedings on the tax classification of tobacco products
Contact: Dr Lothar Harings
Tel: +49 40 35922 0
Email: [email protected]

6 partners, 9 fee earners
■T-Systems: Employment law advice after business transfer
■VAC: Restructuring and downsizing of approx. 350 employees
■Advising Alnatura on legal disputes with the works’ council
■Cockpit: Ongoing advice in proceedings and on collective bargaining law
■DekaBank: Ongoing employment law advice and representation, inter alia in matters of works constitution and personnel representation law
■Advising VION on factory closings, arbitration proceedings etc
Contact: Dr Philipp Wiesenecker
Tel: +49 69 707970-167
Email: [email protected]