GvW Graf von Westphalen continues to be market leader in the field of international trade law

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 (more). 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 has very profound expertise in the field of German and European international trade law", clients are quoted in Legal 500 Germany. "GvW is perfect in the legal handling of cases in international trade law, but is also excellent in handling cases with complex technical aspects".

Dr Lothar Harings, Marian Niestedt, Dr Gerd Schwendinger and Dr Katja Göcke are recommended by Legal 500 Germany – as well as by Who's Who Legal Germany. No other German law firm is represented with more lawyers in this area in the rankings of Who's Who Legal Germany (National Guide) and Who's Who Legal Trade & Customs (Global Guide).

Personal recommendations:

Dr Lothar Harings:
Legal 500 Germany: "Well-known for his expertise in EU law".
Who’s Who Legal: "Is a leading light in the trade and customs arena where he is hailed for his deep expertise in anti-dumping proceedings and export control matters"; "Very well known in the market thanks to his adept handling of anti-dumping matters, foreign trade law and export controls".

Marian Niestedt:
Who’s Who Legal: "Has a far-ranging skill set that runs the gamut of trade matters, from market regulation through to anti-dumping proceedings and export controls".

Dr Gerd Schwendinger:
Who’s Who Legal: Global Elite Thought Leader; Most Highly Regarded; "A leading practitioner in the trade and sanctions field"; “deep legal knowledge and strong analytical skills"; "Brilliant strategic mind and deep legal understanding regarding the whole spectrum of trade and customs law"; "Peers are impressed by his knowledge and client-handling skills".

Dr Katja Göcke:
Who’s Who Legal: "Impresses market commentators with her remarkable facility for providing effective advice to clients on trade, customs and state aid law".

Key Contact

Dr Tim Nesemann
T +49 89 689077-0