Im Februar 2012 hatte Inhaber Wilhelm Schröter das erste elbgym-Fitnessstudio am Gorch-Fock-Wall in Hamburg eröffnet. Inzwischen zählen zu elbgym zwei weitere „5-Sterne“-Studios im Herzen Hamburgs. Und unsere Mandantin wird weiter wachsen, ohne dabei ihren Markenkern aufzugeben: Das elbgym setzt auf echtes, ehrliches Training im high class-Ambiente. Das haben auch unsere Mitarbeiter erfahren, die wir bei einem Training im Gorch-Fock-Wall mit der Kamera begleitet haben.

Client satisfaction is the highest good: We have asked our clients what is particularly important to them when working with a law firm. Solution competence, clarity, speed, punctuality, accessibility, transparent fees and above all empathy are among the most frequently mentioned characteristics.

Einer Ihrer Geschäftspartner wird insolvent und der Insolvenzverwalter klopft bei Ihnen an, um bereits geleistete Zahlungen zurückzufordern. Gestützt auf die Tatbestände der Insolvenzanfechtung können Insolvenzverwalter unter Umständen noch nach vielen Jahren erhebliche Beträge von Ihnen zurückverlangen. Stellen Sie daher rechtzeitig die Weichen, um sich auf eine mögliche Insolvenz Ihrer Geschäftspartner und die drohenden unkalkulierbaren Risiken für die Vertragsbeziehungen vorzubereiten. Christian Fuhst und Ansgar Hain, Rechtsanwälte und Insolvenzverwalter bei GvW Graf von Westphalen, erklären Ihnen, wie Sie sich als Gläubiger vor solchen Rückforderungen in der Insolvenz schützen können.


beegy launches an intelligent charging control system for electric vehicles on the market: The new emobility application networks the charging station with the domestic photovoltaic system and ideally with a battery storage device. In this way, as much self-produced solar electricity as possible can be used to charge the car at the lowest possible cost.

What does the regular workday for an attorney in a commercial law firm look like? We accompanied the Hamburg attorney Melanie Eilers for one day with the camera: department meeting, meetings with clients, court hearing – the specialist for construction and architectural law is on the road a lot. The associates also regularly cook together in the bistro. This also involves convincing the other colleagues about the own cooking abilities.  

The Allgäu Airport, formerly the military airbase near Memmingen, is in the eleventh year of operation as a civilian airport, in the meantime. It is a project of the businesses from the region for the region – 76 shareholders have raised equity in an amount of 26 million Euro for the successful operation of the airport with more than 40 destinations. Ralf Schmid, managing director of the Allgäu Airport, looks back on the first day of flight operations and the legal milestones in the development of the airport.

GvW Graf von Westphalen supports law clerks in preparing for the 2nd state bar exam, including with Kaiser seminars. The law clerks from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich meet at a GvW office in order to get "fit" for the exam in crash courses.

Business Improvement Districts (BID) involve property owners in a neighborhood coming together in order to work together with the local community and improve, for example, the retail facilities in their area with structural measures, but also services and marketing. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is a leader in BIDs.

Lighthouses are the great passion of one of the founders of Floatel, Tim Wittenbecher. A successful business idea has developed from this passion. The Berlin company transforms lighthouses into hotels which are very popular with travelers. People on vacation in Spain and Italy are also able to enjoy these unique lodgings. 

Liability, data protection, IT security – the subject of Industry 4.0 raises many new legal questions for companies. Our partners Stephan Menzemer and Arnd Böken evaluate the current legal parameters for the increasing interaction between companies and in the production chain and support having a supranational set of rules.