Frankfurt am Main
GvW Graf von Westphalen
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Studied in Kiel and GuildfordExperiences
Lawyer at a major international law firm; Partner at a corporate/technology boutique in FrankfurtRecommendations
Often recommended Lawyer for M&A, "has strengthened the transaction practice at the interface to private equity", "good contacts with US clients", "strong international focus", "maintains good relations in the private equity and venture capital corner", (JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2018/2019, 2019/2020); Listed in "Best Lawyers Germany" for Corporate Law (Ranking Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2018-2022) and Venture Capital (Ranking Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2020-2022); Recommended Lawyer for M&A (mid-market) by Chambers Global/Europe 2015-2020, "very broad and at the same time specific knowledge", "practical, no-nonsense and calm approach to negotiations", "he as a proven track record in private equity and venture capital transactions"; Recommended Lawyer for M&A and Private Equity (Leaders League 2018); Recommended Lawyer for Private Equity (Legal 500 Deutschland 2014), Recommended Lawyer for M&A: mid-sized international deals (Legal 500 Deutschland 2015, 2016 und 2017); Recommended Lawyer for Private/Equity & Venture Capital (JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2008-2014)
Tech M&A Executive Briefing in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich on: “The successful Exit - that's how it works.” (together with M&A advisory firm Hampleton; Autumn 2019)
Panel discussion at the European Venture Market in Frankfurt am Main (27 October 2017) on "From Zero to the Moon! How can Investors, Corporates and Advisors aceeierate a Startups Growth and what should be avoided?"
Panel discussion at the European Venture Market in Stuttgart (18 May 2017) on "German Start-Ups - local heroes or ready to conquer the world"
Panel discussion at the European Venture Market in Cologne (25 October 2016) on "Why the Due Diligence is equally important for VGs, Corporate and Start-ups and how can a Start-up best prepare for the Due Diligence Process"
Keynote presentation "A few observations on risk allocation in a trade sale" at the European Venture Market in Cologne (19 November 2015)
Keynote presentation "Corparate governance of a VC-backed start-up: A walk on the tightrope between entrepreneurial freedom and investor protection" at the European Venture Market in Berlin (7 May2015)
Keynote presentation on "Key legal aspects of investments in German tech companies" at the European Venture Market in Berlin (6/7 May 2014) (together with Dr. Moritz Hüsch)
German Corporate Law Association [Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung]