On 1 June 2012, Dr. Ritesh Rajani, LL.M. joined the Hamburg office of Graf von Westphalen (“GvW”) as a new partner. He is part of the firm’s corporate department and shall enhance in particular the M&A practice of corporate partner Dr. Dominik Ziegenhahn. Prior to joining GvW, Dr. Rajani worked at Latham & Watkins (Hamburg) for six years.
Dr. Rajani has in-depth experience in domestic and cross-border M&A. He has worked on several transactions in different industry sectors as a lead attorney, e.g. the sale of hanse chemie AG and Nanoresins AG to Evonik as well as the sale of BillSAFE GmbH to PayPal.
Dr. Matthias Menke, head of GvW’s M&A practice: “Dr. Rajani is an excellent recruit for our transactional practice. Given our strong focus on international business, we will significantly profit from the expertise and international experience of our new partner.”
Dr. Rajani has a strong expertise in India-related matters and has advised in this field for several years. He will set up an India practice for GvW and will advise both Indian clients regarding their investments in Germany and German clients with respect to their activities in India. Dr. Rajani has a vast network of valuable contacts in India and has, inter alia, participated in a lead role in a joint M&A seminar series with the law firm of Amarchand & Mangaldas.
Dr. Rajani: „I look forward to being part of the dynamic corporate team of GvW and to expanding its M&A practice which has grown significantly over the past years. With its strong focus on emerging markets (e.g. China and Turkey), GvW offers an excellent platform to develop a successful India practice.”