Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH has sold the real property of the former headquarters of Süd-Chemie AG in Munich to Rock Capital. The Parties agreed on confidentiality with regard to the transaction volume.

Die Gesellschafter des Logistikdienstleisters EF-Express Gruppe haben ihr Unternehmen an den französischen Wettbewerber Flash Europe International Group verkauft. Über den Kaufpreis sowie weitere Details wurde Stillschweigen vereinbart.

The German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS) continues to expand its sales and consulting business for air navigation services. In January 2016, DFS opened a new office in Singapore, followed by a regional office in Beijing in late December.

Jiangsu Olive Sensors High-Tech Co.,Ltd. (“Olive”) through its wholly owned subsidiary in Luxembourg, acquired 32% of the shares in the Plettenberg subsidiary and in the Polish subsidiary of Schürholz, which specialize in stamping, stamping-bending, welding and assembling. The share purchase contracts were notarized January 13, 2017.

Five Russian athletes have now filed constitutional appeals with the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) against their exclusion from the Paralympics Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. GvW Graf von Westphalen filed the appeals for the athletes in Karlsruhe.

The expansion of the M&A practice group as well as the aspiring GvW focus area energy continues: Following the entry of Helmut Kempf as equity partner in Düsseldorf, two additional new equity partners, Jens Suhrbier and Dr Ulf Liebelt-Westphal, have joined the firm. Both lawyers came from Norton Rose Fulbright and will support the growth of the firm’s Hamburg office.

The experienced China expert Dr Oliver Maaz (44), who specializes in the structuring of foreign companies’ China investments and provides comprehensive legal advice to foreign investors in the country, will join the law firm Graf von Westphalen as a designated equity partner in Shanghai.