GvW is highly recommended in several recent national and international handbooks for its excellent customs and international trade practice. The team led by Dr Lothar Harings already was the only law firm to receive a 5-star rating in the JUVE Handbook. Legal 500 Germany with a Tier 1 ranking and Who's Who Legal Germany with four recommended lawyers as well as Who's Who Legal Trade & Customs now confirm the firm's leading position in the market.

The law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen is continuing its dynamic growth. With total billings of Euro 58.8 million and profit of Euro 27.8 million, the law firm was successful economically as never before. An increase in billings and profit of 26.2% and 32.4% respectively means the best year far in the history of the firm.

TÜV Saarland has acquired a stake in authorized.by: The company acquired a participation of 25.1 percent in the Munich startup with the support of attorneys from GvW Graf von Westphalen.

Artisense offers a cutting-edge computer vision product for real-time localization, mapping, and navigation of highly automated or fully autonomous vehicles. It was founded in 2016 as a spin-off of the computer vision research group at the Technical University of Munich, one of the world’s leading centers in its field.

Former customers of the insolvent company Bayerische Energieversorgungsgesellschaft ("BEV") can participate starting immediately in a model complaint for declaratory relief against the insolvency administrator for BEV. The Federal Justice Office (Bundesamt für Justiz) has now opened the register for the complaint. The Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) in Munich had previously resolved to publicly announce the class action by the Federal Central Consumer Association ("VZBV") which was filed by attorney in the law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen.

GvW Graf von Westphalen is bundling its expertise in the insurance industry in a new insurance focus area. The law firm can offer customized advice through this team of attorneys who have excellent knowledge about the insurance industry and cover various areas of the law in the firm's different offices.

The law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen continues to grow from the own ranks. Effective as of 1 January 2020, Karsten Kujath, Felix Wolf and Dr. Andreas Wolowski were named equity partners.

The customs and foreign trade practice group at GvW Graf von Westphalen remains unchallenged in first place in Germany as the JUVE editorial board clarified in the rankings in the Handbook for Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020. Competitors praise the team of 10 attorneys headed by practice group leader Dr Lothar Harings for the team's "extreme depth of specialized knowledge" and its "great practical experience; the team exclusively provides advice in the areas of export controls, sanctions, customs law, import value added tax, excise taxes and state aid law.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has established its new management. At the most recent partner’s meeting in Athens, the partners in the Law Firm reappointed for the fifth time their managing partners Christof Kleinmann (Frankfurt) and Dr. Robert Theissen (Hamburg). Two new members were elected to the GvW Board, Dr. Wolfram Desch (Munich) and David Wende (Frankfurt).

Webasto Group, a leading supplier to the automotive industry headquartered in Stockdorf, Germany, has divested its majority shareholding in a sino-foreign joint venture company to its former Chinese joint venture partner.


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