GvW Graf von Westphalen remains in the lead for the ranking in customs and excise tax in the JUVE Manual for Tax Law with a 5-star rating and gains a strong rating in tax law.
“No other law firm is represented as frequently at proceedings at German and international courts of law – including those dealing with fundamental questions,” says the new edition of the manual. “The wide range” enables the practice to “react swiftly” to new issues as well, such as the Supply Chain Act. The “leading names” Dr Lothar Harings and Marian Niestedt and their team are “very active in questions of compliance in the supply chain”. Dr Lothar Harings is described as “one of the specifically recognized and visible heads in the market”, who enables the team to regularly gain high-profile mandates. GvW’s expertise in sanctions and foreign trade law as well as in the area of investment control is emphasized in particular. The firm’s advice at the intersection to sales tax is recognized as well – this area has been expanded at the partner level.
JUVE praises the “momentum” in the firm's tax team as well. The team of the “frequently recommended” Dr Frank Tschesche appears repeatedly in the best-of lists for corporate tax and transaction tax. Clients demand the present transaction practice independently of the firm and in particular appreciate the “well-rehearsed cooperation between different practices” with other departments in the partnership.