GvW Graf von Westphalen and Mills & Reeve (UK) have decided to expand their co-operation. The managing partners of the two leading business law firms have recently signed an affiliation agreement strengthening their existing collaboration.
GvW and Mills & Reeve have been offering legal services as a one-stop shop for the past decade, in particular in the areas of M&A/ Cross-Border Transactions, Commercial Litigation/Arbitration. With the conclusion of the affiliation agreement, the two firms intend to enhance their cross-border business involving the UK and Germany and also provide for joint training sessions and regular secondments.
Mills & Reeve LLP, with more than 499 attorneys in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester and Norwich, is one of the Top 50 law firms in the UK. The firm was established in the year 1880. Its clients include international corporate groups, listed companies, family owned businesses and start-ups as well as many organisations attached to universities and medical organisations. GvW Graf von Westphalen is a partnership of 130 attorneys with German offices in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg and Munich and international offices/representative offices in Brussels, Istanbul and Shanghai. GvW’s clients include international and domestic corporate groups, strategic and financial investors, family-owned businesses as well as German mid-cap companies.
Both firms are members of the scg legal network which has enabled them to advise their clients on a global basis at a consistently high level in more than 70 jurisdictions.
"The UK is a core market for many of our clients", say GvW managing partners Christof Kleinmann and Dr. Robert Theissen. "At the same time, the business activities of British companies in Germany are on the rise. With Mills & Reeve, we have a very reliable partner for all UK-related matters with whom we have successfully collaborated over the past years. Through our co-operation with Mills & Reeve, we can jointly provide the best possible advice to our clients, including the implications resulting from the Brexit."
GvW has a dedicated task force dealing with Brexit scenarios across all departments and practice groups. As a market leader in Germany in the area of customs and foreign trade law, GvW can offer a true full-service approach regarding any Brexit-related issues.