From anti-dumping to the law on tariffs: The JUVE publishers places GvW Graf von Westphalen among the leading law firms in the market in the JUVE Handbook for Tax Law 2020. The law firm has received exclusively positive assessments for a broad range of matters, such as customs tariffs and value added tax, export controls and sanctions, taxation of corporate groups and transaction taxes as well as tax litigation and tax compliance.
The foreign trade practice group has maintained its lead position with a 5 star ranking in the field of customs and consumption taxes (including export controls and sanctions). GvW continues to be the top address among law firms with the "leading names" Dr. Lothar Harings and Marian Niestedt. Especially the "proven competence" in matters involving export controls and sanctions and the ""excellent level of cooperation with US law firms" are praised. The firm's "international standing" has again been demonstrated in the representation of Mr. and Mrs. Warmbier in Germany. Legal services at the interface between customs tariffs and value added tax in cross border matters, led by the firm's associate partner Dr. Hartmut Henninger, has also been recognized.
The practice in the field of taxation of corporate groups led by "frequently recommended" partner in the Frankfurt office Dr. Frank Tschesche is considered to be a "well-known address “. The practice has "repeatedly succeeded in attracting new clients specifically for tax advice". JUVE furthermore writes that the firm is showing "increased strength" in the areas of tax compliance and tax litigation. The GvW team is also included in the list of best firms for matters involving transaction taxes. According the assessment by the editors at JUVE the tax lawers in the firm "firmly in the saddle with German companies and private equity firms", providing services "increasingly for international clients", and the firm as "strengthened its presence both with real estate cimpanies as well as investment companies" in the course of many real estate transactions.