27 November 2019 Press releases

New Partners: GvW Graf von Westphalen grows from the own ranks

The law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen continues to grow from the own ranks. Effective as of 1 January 2020, Karsten Kujath, Felix Wolf and Dr. Andreas Wolowski were named equity partners.

Karsten Kujath specializes in advising and representing especially companies in the field of individual and collective employment law. The specialist for employment law regularly leads continuing education sessions in employment law. He began his work as an attorney at GvW and is accordingly one of the genuine own graduates at the Frankfurt office.
Felix Wolf advises his national and international clients in purchasing and selling businesses, financing rounds and joint ventures as well as in the field of corporate law. Residing in Munich, he is also an expert in German/French legal matters and has headed the French desk of the law firm for a few years.  

Dr. Andreas Wolowski specializes in administrative law with an emphasis in the field of public construction law. He supports companies in the real estate industry and local communities in proceedings for building permits and development plans and in structuring urban development contracts. The Hamburg partner also teaches at many events.  

In addition, Martin Knoll, Birgit Lotz, Stephen-Oliver Nündel and Johannes Räther were appointed Associate Partners.  Martin Knoll (Munich) and Johannes Räther (Berlin) work in GvW's construction and real estate practice with an emphasis on private construction law.  Both have worked at the firm since they were law clerks. Birgit Lotz  is a specialist in public contracting law and in advising the healthcare sector and joined the team in Düsseldorf only last year. Stephen-Oliver Nündel from the Frankfurt office is a specialist for litigation for damages (especially in the field of investments and prospectus liability) and advises in the field of directors' and officers' liability and compliance.  

Ming Yi is a new local partner at the Frankfurt office. The law firm expresses with her appointment the value of her contribution to the strategic development of the GvW China practice. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Gökçe Uzar Schüller (Turkey) and most recently Dr. Dominic Köstner (China) were appointed as Local Partners.


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