With more than 100,000 employees and an annual turnover in the mid-double digit billion Euros, the aerospace industry is an important economic factor in Germany.

Our team has extensive experience in providing legal advice and in particular contract design with regard to the entire supply chain of the aerospace industry. We are familiar with the industry-specific particularities, such as the standard quality requirements in the market.

In the last few years, advice on mergers and acquisitions as well as on complex restructurings have been a focus of our activities. GvW Graf von Westphalen has provided advice on transactions in the aerospace sector with an overall volume of more than EUR 1 billion in recent years. Among those were smaller, mid-sized and large transactions, mostly with international participation. Together with selected foreign cooperation law firms, we also regularly coordinate cross-border transactions and projects.

In particular, our multi-disciplinary approach has regularly proven very helpful; examples include our comprehensive expertise in foreign trade as well as state aid and subsidies.

As regards prevention, we are especially active in compliance, such as developing organizational structures and work processes in the areas internal export control, embargoes and sanctions as well as customs compliance.

Our Focus Areas:

Corporate Law

Mergers & Acquisitions

Contracts Law

Foreign Trade and Customs Law

State Aid and Subsidies