The Legal 500 has published its reference work on the leading German law firms "The Legal 500 Germany 2018“:22 GvW attorneys in 8 different practice groups are recommended.
GvW has a strong position in commerce where the GvW foreign trade practice leads the ranking in foreign trade law. "Excellent work. fast reaction times and high professional competence" is how the team in commercial law and distribution law is described, which also regularly acts in "international arbitration".
The firm's competence in construction law and real estate law as well as infrastructure is emphasized in the chapters on construction and real estate law and public law (environmental and planning law and public contracting. The Legal 500 writes, "GvW is considered to be "excellent" because "professional, thorough and customized advice is inherent" in the firm, and the attorneys "take time for their clients" and also "keep in mind the respective industry and any implication that might arise for the public". "Success" in the sectors healthcare and IT is also mentioned.
The GvW IT and data protection practice stands for comprehensive advice in the field of digitalization. The authors praise here "the good service level" of the attorneys from which "national and international companies as well as governmental agencies profit in both classic IT matters as well as in matters involving Industry 4.0 “.
The firm's tax law team was especially recognized for its expertise in providing tax advice in transactions, including real estate deals and classic M&A as well as in handling restructurings and matters involving passing a business on to the next generation.
The Legal 500 has been recognizing the leading law firms, in the meantime, for 29 years. Feedback from clients is one of the most important criteria for being included in the publication.