Gerhard Manz is a lawyer and partner at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner. His main focus lies on M&A and company acquisitions. He is also specialized in company law, especially with respect to formations, reorganizations, shareholder disputes and business succession, as well as corporate financing, international commercial law and compliance. Gerhard is a member of the German Bar Association’s Working Groups on International Commercial Law and Company and Commercial Law, as well as the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also chairman of the Carl-Schurz-Haus (German-American Institut) and chairman of the economic initiative bwcon (Baden Württemberg: Connected). Gerhard is the author and/or editor of numerous legal publications and speaks German, English and French.