Comment: GvW comes recommended for environmental and planning law and drew attention in infrastructure work, incl. an expert opinion for the Federal Ministry of Transport regarding the federal order management reform, which will form the basis of highways in the future. The Hamburg office was successfully active for the state of Schleswig-Holstein at the Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) concerning the new Elbe tunnel. The firm expanded its expertise in the aviation sector with two high-profile new additions in Munich: Dr. Volker Gronefeld (as of counsel) and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hösch (as partner). Away from infrastructure and planning aspects, GvW was involved in traditional fields of environmental law, such as emissions and species protection. GvW underscored its positive development by naming two salary partners.
Strengths: Infrastructure projects.
Development potential: The new arrivals in Munich bring GvW a step further in its efforts to raise the office’s visibility, provided that the laterals are integrated quickly. This is a challenge the firm has mastered previously.
Recommended: Dr. Ronald Steiling, Dr. Sigrid Wienhues.
Practice: Public planning and construction primarily from the Hamburg and Düsseldorf offices. Environmental (emissions) and approval law, nature conservation law, energy, ?public procurement (Munich and Düsseldorf). Also state aid law, constitutional law, increasingly in the transport sector. (7 equity partners, 3 salary partners, 4 associates, 4 of counsel)
Clients: ?? Federal Ministry of Transport concerning federal order management reform; litigation for Schleswig-Holstein regional department for road construction and transport regarding highway extension and operation of Westerland Airport; Hamburg Port Authority on planning approval under water law; Union Investment on various projects involving planning and approval law, heritage conservation and water law; Alfa Group on construction project in Berlin.
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GvW Graf von Westphalen Partnerschaftsgesellschaft10117 Berlin
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