Düsseldorf: Graf von Westphalen hires leading procurement law expert for new office

Dr. Bettina Meyer-Hofmann, a lawyer recommended by the JUVE Handbook of commercial law firms as a Germany-wide adviser in public procurement law, will oversee the growth of the healthcare practice at Graf von Westphalen. Together with Nils-Alexander Wenig, the 43-year-old Meyer-Hoffmann will leave Mütze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft no later than the end of the year and then take over as office coordinator at Graf von Westphalen in Düsseldorf.
“It is the right job at the right time,” Dr. Meyer-Hofmann said. “My practice in procurement law already is firmly positioned in the market and will be able to grow further thanks to the law firm’s excellent contacts. I was really impressed by the exceptional expertise and energy of Graf von Westphalen.”
Dr. Meyer-Hofmann serves as an adviser to university medical centers and municipal hospitals involved in complex procurement projects (implementation of master plans, competitive bidding for IT, development of strategic concepts). She also provides guidance with subsidy law. The JUVE Handbook notes that Dr. Meyer-Hofmann has gained an exceptional reputation as an adviser in the healthcare area, particularly thanks to her consulting work with hospitals in the area of discount contracts and the competitive bidding of private supplementary services. At Graf von Westphalen, Dr. Meyer-Hofmann sees exceptional opportunities to expand the healthcare practice throughout the law firm’s network of offices.
“Dr. Meyer-Hofmann is exactly the right person to help the office in Düsseldorf grow further. Thanks to her expertise in procurement and healthcare law, we will sustainably strengthen our successful procurement law practice once again. This addition will put us on the same level with the top teams in procurement law across Germany,” said Dr. Robert Theissen, Managing Partner at Graf von Westphalen.
The firm intends to have 10 to 15 attorneys working in Düsseldorf, the capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, over the middle term. These lawyers will offer a broad range of commercial law services in the Rhineland region of Germany. The firm has already hired lawyers for the areas of corporate/M&A and private construction/real estate law. Additional partners are expected to join the firm.