11 November 2022 Press releases

New partners: GvW continues to grow its partnership organically

GvW Graf von Westphalen continues to grow its partnership from its own ranks: with effect from 1 January 2023, Gudrun Hausner, Dr Maren Mönchmeyer, Wolf Müller, Johannes Schuhmann and Johan van der Veer have been appointed as new equity partners.

Gudrun Hausner advises clients in the area of IT and data protection law at the firm’s Munich office. One focus of her work is advising on e-commerce law. She advises and represents her national and international clients particularly in the area of IT contract law as well as on outsourcing and digitalisation projects. She also provides companies with ongoing advice in disputes before the courts and public authorities.

Dr Maren Mönchmeyer advises companies on all matters of commercial law including transport law. The Hamburg-based lawyer has extensive experience in planning, revising and drafting commercial contracts as well as general terms and conditions, and regularly represents companies in disputes both before state courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Wolf Müller, lawyer at GvW’s Hamburg office, specialises in product liability and product safety law. A lecturer at Pforzheim University of Technology Law, he advises and represents manufacturing companies regarding all matters of liability law, in particular (inter)national sales law, law of tort, product liability and product safety law as well as issues of regulatory and licensing law.

Johannes Schuhmann advises German and foreign companies, family offices as well as project developers on private construction and architects’ law as well as real estate law. His expertise includes providing advice at the interfaces of the aforementioned legal fields. Apart from ongoing advice, that also includes representing clients before the courts throughout Germany.

Johan van der Veer advises and represents companies and insurance undertakings in the settlement of liability (including D&O, product liability and professional liability insurance) as well as property and business interruption insurance claims. In addition, he provides his clients with ongoing advice on all matters of insurance and insurance supervisory law. Another focus of Mr van der Veer’s work is distribution law.

Moreover, Dr Philine Fabig, Jana Gretschel, Sven-Erik Holm, Jan Hüniken and Franziska Kaiser were elected as Associated Partners:

Dr Philine Fabig specialises in authorised dealership and commercial agency law with an additional focus on international, commercial law disputes.

Jana Gretschel advises on the whole range of procurement law and guides both companies and the public sector through the various phases of a tender.

Sven-Erik Holm is a member of the TMC/IP practice group and specialises in advising on IT law and data protection law matters.

Jan Hüniken provides ongoing advice to national and international clients on all aspects of M&A/private equity/venture capital transactions.

Franziska Kaiser’s advisory focus is on customs and foreign trade law as well as on export control/sanctions and due diligence obligations in the supply chain.

Congratulations to all new partners!


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