GvW Graf von Westphalen is delighted to announce the addition of corporate law expert Dr Volker Schwarz to the firm’s newly launched Stuttgart office effective 1 January 2021. Dr Schwarz joins us as Partner from Heussen to further strengthen our M&A practice.
In addition to his M&A work, Dr Schwarz specialises in corporate restructurings and transformations. He is a native of the region and counts major international corporates among his clients whom he advises, among other things, on cross-border mergers. He has extensive experience in working with US corporations in Germany, including Albany International Corp. in its acquisition of German manufacturer CirComp GmbH.
Dr Markus Sachslehner and Dr Ritesh Rajani, heads of GvW‘s M&A Practice Group, comment: “We are very pleased to welcome a transaction lawyer as experienced as Dr Schwarz to further strengthen our Corporate/M&A practice in Stuttgart. We already have a strong client base in the Stuttgart area and look forward to growing and expanding it further with Dr Schwarz.”
GvW opened its sixth German office in Stuttgart only in October 2020 (click). Since then, the expansion of the office has been moving ahead apace and it now looks forward to even more new lawyers moving into its new premises at Stuttgart’s Bosch Areal.
Dr Schwarz said: “With its successful Shanghai office, its well-tried US Desk and its membership of the global law network SCG Legal, GvW offers a great environment for me and my international clients. The warm reception I received confirmed my first impression that the culture of the firm is one of close collaboration and creates a great working atmosphere.”