Graf von Westphalen has been nominated “Law Firm of the Year” by German legal journal JUVE and has also received a nomination in the category “Regulated Industries”.

Tacton Systems, a leading global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, announced the acquisition of Ventacor GmbH legally advised by GvW Graf von Westphalen.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised long-established German company PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH on a complex cross-border transaction. Under a recently closed share purchase agreement, PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH sold its shares in Pineo Industrial S.A.

In the summer semester 2017, Professor Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale) , professor for civil law as well as German and international corporate, commercial and antitrust law, will offer a seminar on the topic “Issues of Mergers & Acquisitions” at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (HHU).

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.

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.