12 February 2015 Press releases

GvW Graf von Westphalen advises 15 foreign banks in Germany

In addition to several leading Turkish foreign banks, the law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen now also advises one of the leading Chinese banks in Germany. With that, the firm counts 15 foreign banks among its clients.

While the Frankfurt-based employment law team around employment law specialist Christof Kleinmann has taken the lead in advising the foreign banks, GvW is no longer just mandated for employment law issues. Lately, IT and corporate law issues have become a particular focus of the banks.

“Many of our international clients set store on our relations to the foreign banks”, states GvW managing partner Christof Kleinmann. “Banks from one’s own country are often the first point of contact for investments in Germany.”

Advising banks from different countries – such as Turkey, Lebanon, China, Brazil, South Korea, UK and the Netherlands – perfectly fits in with GvW’s international growth strategy. The firm’s German lawyers are supported by member firms from international networks such as scg legal, and particularly also by the firm’s own country desks. Native speakers from the China Desk around the German head Patrick Heid in Shanghai and the Turkey Desk with avukat Dr Gökce Uzar Schüller from Munich/Istanbul provide valuable services for the intercultural exchange.


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