Competitors praise the Customs and Foreign Trade Law Practice group at GvW Graf von Westphalen as “the go-to-law firm for foreign trade law”, where “clients are well-cared for” in the recently published JUVE Handbook Law 2018/19. The team working with practice group head Dr. Lothar Harings has been repeatedly ranked as the unchallenged no. 1. Among the strengths of the “beacon of law firms” is the “fully-integrated practice”. “The firm exceeds their contestants in covering the complete range of foreign trade law”, write the independent editors of JUVE.
In addition the practice is recommended in the overall area of compliance (foreign trade, export control, tariff compliance). The law firm advises “comprehensively in foreign trade compliance, profiting from its close integration with other fields”. “Clients regularly rely on the team’s know-how in expert questions”, JUVE continues. “The team is becoming increasingly visible to well-known international companies”.
The international magazine Who’s Who Legal names GvW as leading law firm in the category Germany: Trade & Customs 2019 as well and sees the partnership as “favourites” in the market. No other law firm can count four of its attorneys among those in the German ranking.
Read the personal recommendations for our attorneys from the JUVE Handbook Law 2018/2019 and from Who’s Who Legal Trade and Customs 2019 here:
Dr. Lothar Harings
JUVE Handbook Law 2018/19: Leading consultant in foreign trade law, “competent”, “excellent knowledge of the subject matter”, “very profound knowledge and extensive practical experience, pleasant and easy-going” (competitor)
Who’s Who Legal 2019: Leader in the field, “strategy and legal skill” on embargoes and sanctions, “very high level of knowledge”, “strong business understanding”
JUVE Handbook Law 2018/19: Leading consultant in foreign trade law, “very knowledgeable”, “professionally accomplished” (competitor)
Who’s Who Legal 2019: “Well-established reputation in the German trade and customs space”, “broad experience on matters including export controls, customs valuations and anti-dumping duties”
Dr. Gerd Schwendinger
JUVE Handbook Law 2018/19: Frequently recommended for foreign trade law and subsidies, “competent”, “excellent knowledge of the subject matter”, “very profound knowledge and extensive practical experience, pleasant and easy-going” (competitor)
Who’s Who Legal 2019: “Possesses extensive expert insight”, “excellent legal skills, an international approach and a pragmatic work style”, “client-oriented, solutions-driven approach” to export control, subsidies and customs management issues
Dr. Katja Göcke
Who’s Who Legal 2019: “Does a fantastic job on trade and customs work”