The law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen is again among the top law firms for the year. The Legal 500 Germany 2019 announced in its current issue: The firm is "considered by clients to be the ideal law firm for mid-size industry.
19 attorneys at the firm received a recommendation in the areas of foreign trade, construction law, state aid, data protection, commercial law and distribution systems, real estate law, information technology, tax law, environmental and planning law as well as public contracting. The competence of GvW in the sectors commercial, digitalization, real estate and construction as well as infrastructure and the public sector were especially praised.
In the area of commercial law, the firm is said to provide excellent performance "with a well-practiced team" and a "wide range of advice" in commercial law and distribution systems. GvW is also ranked as one of only three law firms as a top tier firm for foreign trade law.
The partnership is a top address for issues involving digitalization due to its "very good knowledge about the IT industry and topics related to data protection" and an "excellent understanding for the economic situations. Legal 500 writes in this regard that the law firm "distinguishes itself from other law firms by competency and its own understanding of its position in this field".
The GvW construction law practice had an excellent top ten placing in the rankings. The "excellent and very well informed real estate practice" placed in the third tier is among the leading real estate law firms in Germany.
State aid law, environmental and planning law as well as public contracting were areas in which the firm is recommended in the handbook with many attorneys in the various disciplines in public law. The expertise of GvW in advising on infrastructure projects was especially praised.