Gitta is a bilingual (English and German speaking) corporate and commercial law specialist. She has over 20 years’ experience acting for UK and international clients, the past seven as the head of the Company, Commercial and Employment team of a London based law firm before joining Excello Law.
Her extensive expertise includes business acquisitions and disposals across a wide range of sectors, the legal implications of setting up operations in the UK for international clients, joint venture and shareholders’ agreements, commercial agreements (including complex distribution and manufacture and supply agreements), capital reorganisations and restructurings including share buy-backs. Gitta also advises on non-contentious employment law, in particular, contracts of employment / directors’ service agreements, re-organisations and dismissals.
In addition to being a practising English solicitor, Gitta is admitted as a New York Attorney at Law. She is the UK member of ILG, an international network of lawyers and has strong links with the Austrian and Swiss business communities.
- Acquisition of UK competitor by a German corporate
- A private company share disposal to a Silicon Valley corporate by UK based owner/manager
- Business disposals by UK accounting clients
- Inward investment into the UK by a Central American client
- Employment restructuring for Swedish headquartered corporate
Gitta divides her time between the UK and Germany and enjoys travelling widely. She works hard at staying fit with weight training, swimming, cycling and hiking.
Gitta has been supporting our UK office for several years and it feels like she is part of our team. We value her expertise in employment and corporate law as much as in data protection law. She is an incredible pleasure to work with. Gitta is always available for us and constantly goes the extra mile for her clients. We look forward to many more years of working with her and thank her from the bottom of our hearts!
Fiona Greiner, VP Legal & Compliance, Adverity
It has been a pleasure to work with Gitta on the legal aspects of the sale. Never having sold a business before, we needed to find a lawyer to provide guidance and advise through what would have otherwise been a daunting process. Gitta came highly recommended. Her energy, care and commitment in advising us on every aspect that we needed to consider in relation to selling a business, was much appreciated. We found Gitta’s approach refreshing as she was able to explain complex legal concepts to us in plain English. Nothing was too much trouble for Gitta and she guided us through the sale in a highly professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
Sarah & Steve Jarvis
Gitta Altmann acted for us in relation to the buy-back of shares from one of the shareholders within our family-owned and managed business out of the distributable profits, allowing the family shareholder to happily leave the firm and hand over the reins to the next generation. Gitta was very responsive to our requests and made it a very quick and easy process within the agreed fee. We would use Gitta again for our future legal needs.
David Barry, Marketing Director, Wirral Sensory Services
It has been great working with Gitta. She has been generous and clear with the advice given, providing support and information with patience and understanding.
I would certainly recommend her services and will definitely be calling on her again when the need arises.
Wendy Steatham, Business Manager, The Cogency