GvW Graf von Westphalen welcomes lawyer and notary Dr Cornelius Götze, who will strengthen the firm’s Frankfurt team as new Equity Partner on 1 January 2021. Born in Heidelberg, Dr Götze joins us from Gleiss Lutz and is the latest addition to our Corporate Practice.
The main focus of his advisory work is on stock corporation and corporate group law, on transformations, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and capital markets law (in the twilight zone with corporate law). Dr Götze’s notarial work also relates mainly to corporate-law matters, particularly mergers & acquisitions, share pledges, annual general meetings and other shareholders’ meetings, transformations and domination or profit and loss pooling agreements.
Managing Partners Christof Kleinmann and Dr Robert Theissen say: “Following Dr Daniel Komo, we are delighted to add another notary to our growing Real Estate and Corporate Practice in Frankfurt. With his many years of experience in providing stock corporation law advice, Dr Götze is also a real-life example our policy of high specialisation.”
„Dr Götze is a renowned corporate law expert, known for numerous contributions to books and journals in this field, and has co-authored well-known commentaries or manuals in the area of corporate and contract law.“ Especially in the field of stock corporation law, Dr Götze has also appeared as speaker at numerous events, e.g. as a regular contributor to events of the German issuers’ organisation Deutsches Aktieninstitut (DAI).
And why did Dr Götze choose GvW? He says: “It is important to me to continue being able to offer the best possible advice to my clients on all matters of corporate law. GvW with its broad spectrum as a full-service law firm and its many proven experts is an ideal choice for this. The firm is also known for its coherence and its streamlined and transparent decision-making processes.“
Following Nicolas Dumont (more), Dr Götze is the second lateral hire to join our Frankfurt office on 1 January 2021. This brings the total number of GvW lawyers in Frankfurt to 41, whereas the founding team consisted of six lawyers in 2006.