31 January 2022 Press releases

Notary and Succession Consultant Dr Ulf Gibhardt joins GvW Graf von Westphalen

Following the lateral hire of Dr Cornelius Götze last year, GvW Graf von Westphalen is further expanding its notarial practice in Frankfurt with the addition of Rechtsanwalt, [civil law] Notary and Tax Advisor Dr Ulf Gibhardt.

Dr Gibhardt provides an extensive range of advice on all matters requiring civil law notarial services. The focus of his work is on property and corporate transactions as well as restructurings in which he acts as Notary, and on tax efficient succession planning. His clients include many private clients, whom he advises on the overlap of inheritance, gift, family, international private, corporate and tax law.

Managing Partners Christof Kleinmann and Dr Robert Theissen say: “Dr Gibhardt’s experience as Notary in property and M&A transactions and in advising private clients perfectly complements Dr Götze’s special expertise in corporate and capital markets law. The demand of wealthy private individuals and enterprising families for tailored advice is ever increasing, with succession matters becoming more and more important. It therefore makes perfect sense for us to grow and strengthen our practice in this area with the addition of another renowned expert in the field.”

In addition to his advisory work, Dr Gibhardt holds regular seminars and presentations on tax efficient succession involving real estate and corporate assets. Apart from that, he is well known in the legal community as one of the contributors to a legal commentary on German inheritance law that is published by Germany’s leading legal publisher, Beck-Verlag.

With regard to his move, Dr Gibhardt said: “GvW’s existing notarial practice, which is already fully integrated, is the perfect working environment for me. I see great potential for synergies with other teams, e.g. with the lawyers in the tax and real estate law practice groups. GvW is known for its open firm culture, which is why I believe that these overlaps will be of great benefit to my clients.”

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