Wie sieht der Arbeitsalltag einer Anwältin in einer Wirtschaftskanzlei aus? Wir haben die Hamburger Rechtsanwältin Melanie Eilers einen Tag lang mit der Kamera begleitet: Dezernatsbesprechung, Mandantentermine, Gerichtsverhandlung – die Fachanwältin für Bau- und Architektenrecht ist viel unterwegs. Regelmäßig findet auch das gemeinsame Kochen der Associates im Bistro statt. Dann gilt es, die anderen Kollegen von den eigenen Kochkünsten zu überzeugen.

The Allgäu Airport, formerly the military airbase near Memmingen, is in the eleventh year of operation as a civilian airport, in the meantime. It is a project of the businesses from the region for the region – 76 shareholders have raised equity in an amount of 26 million Euro for the successful operation of the airport with more than 40 destinations. Ralf Schmid, managing director of the Allgäu Airport, looks back on the first day of flight operations and the legal milestones in the development of the airport.

GvW Graf von Westphalen supports law clerks in preparing for the 2nd state bar exam, including with Kaiser seminars. The law clerks from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich meet at a GvW office in order to get "fit" for the exam in crash courses.

Business Improvement Districts (BID) involve property owners in a neighborhood coming together in order to work together with the local community and improve, for example, the retail facilities in their area with structural measures, but also services and marketing. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is a leader in BIDs.

Lighthouses are the great passion of one of the founders of Floatel, Tim Wittenbecher. A successful business idea has developed from this passion. The Berlin company transforms lighthouses into hotels which are very popular with travelers. People on vacation in Spain and Italy are also able to enjoy these unique lodgings. 

Liability, data protection, IT security – the subject of Industry 4.0 raises many new legal questions for companies. Our partners Stephan Menzemer and Arnd Böken evaluate the current legal parameters for the increasing interaction between companies and in the production chain and support having a supranational set of rules.

Concerning the planning, foundation and commencement of their enterprise, start-ups are faced with varied legal questions: A first guidebook is available under www.startupberater.com. Watch this video to get to know our start-up advisors 

The Düsseldorf office of GvW is the newest office for the law firm. What started in Düsseldorf Köblick with two desks in 2012 is in the meantime an integrated office with attorneys in the fields of public procurement, construction, energy, customs, cooperate law, M&A and IP. Art is also a special aspect at the office. 

The European Union eased various trade sanctions with Iran this year. Which branches of industry are covered by this easing, in which areas the sanctions continue and how the US sanctions against Iran have an effect on European commerce with Iran is explained by the embargo experts at GvW Dr. Lothar Harings, Marian Niestedt and Dr. Gerd Schwendinger.


Located in the center of town at the Potsdamer Platz, our Berlin office symbolizes the cohesive, many years of work by our employees in the national capital and other parts of Germany. This is our main office close to the center of politics in which our attorneys contribute also their political competence in addition to their legal skills.