GRAF VON WESTPHALEN

Comment: This firm highly recommended in construction boasts many faithful long-term clients, but regularly adds new ones as well. One of the latter is Karlsruhe SC, which the firm is advising on a new stadium. This project and others came in through Dr. Maximilian Jahn, who came from Kapellmann in 2016 to join the Frankfurt office and has a strong record in acquiring new business. Real estate lawyers in Frankfurt are also benefiting here and from the booming project development market in Frankfurt. The firm’s interdisciplinary project for settling disputes outside of court, initiated last year with engineering and consulting companies, has not yet gained recognition in the market.
Development potential: The arrival in Frankfurt of a partner with strong acquisition skills has allowed GvW to achieve its goal of raising its profile outside Hamburg. However, more is needed for a lasting effect, such as focusing on specific industries (e.g. healthcare real estate) or the strong demand for project development and forward deals ? an obvious choice for GvW due to its integration of public and real estate lawyers.
Recommended: Dr. Robert Theissen, Dr. Lorenz Czajka (“very precise, highest qualifications”, competitor; real estate, also financing), David Wende (“pleasant to work with”, client; real estate).
Practice: All-round advice, incl. projects for contractors and principals. Distinguished litigation practice, esp. for contractors. International projects, rent, transactions. ?Public procurement, in Munich construction-related criminal law. ?Environmental and planning law, ?state aid, financing. (10 equity partners, 4 salary partners, 5 associates, some overlap with real estate team)
Clients: ?? Karlsruhe SC on new stadium construction; Middlepoint on shipbuilding contract; Point Park on various project developments; Brack Capital on shopping center renovation; R+S Solutions ongoing in construction law.
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Graf von Westphalen Partnerschaftsgesellschaft10117 Berlin
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