Press releases

01 March 2023

osapiens, a software company based in Mannheim, Germany, has acquired 80 per cent of the shares of ftrace GmbH.  The purpose of the acquisition is to further increase transparency in global supply chains through osapiens' technological know-how and ftrace's process and industry expertise.

30 January 2023

GvW Graf von Westphalen was instructed by Welthungerhilfe, a German private aid organisation committed to fighting hunger in the world, to examine the implications of the organisation’s Food Security Standard (FSS) in the light of the German Supply Chain Act [Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz – LkSG]. As part of this assignment, our…

19 January 2023

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the founders of OPTANO GmbH on the sale of their company to the US-American Kearney group.

30 December 2022

Munich-based Parkdepot has raised €15 million in a Series A financing round with SURPLUS Equity Partners und Armira Growth as well as existing investor henQ.

14 December 2022

Vsquared Ventures further expands its participation in CUSTOMCELLS: The manufacturer of lithium-ion battery cells has successfully closed a €60 million Series A financing round. Together with the two lead investors, climate-tech venture capital investor World Fund and Hamburg-based family office Abacon Capital, and the existing investors…

02 December 2022

SEMSYSCO GmbH has been acquired by Lam Research Corporation, Fremont, California. One of the selling shareholders, a fund managed by Atlantic Bridge (“Atlantic Bridge”), was advised by GvW on this transaction. GvW had already advised Atlantic Bridge on its investment in SEMSYSCO.

30 November 2022

Fielmann baut Kompetenz im Bereich Smart Glasses aus: Mit rechtlicher Unterstützung von GvW Graf von Westphalen beteiligt sich das Unternehmen als Lead Investor in einer Series C Finanzierungsrunde mit 10% an Deep Optics.

24 November 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the shareholder of Lyra Pet GmbH on the sale of Lyra Pet GmbH to SwissCommerce Group.

16 November 2022

The French industrial group Elydan, which designs and manufactures a wide range of products for the building industry (pipes, ducts, polyethylene and polypropylene sheaths), has acquired the German company DW Verbundrohr GmbH (“DWVG”) and its French subsidiary Multitubo France which have been part of the Austrian Ke Kelit group so far.…

11 November 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen continues to grow its partnership from its own ranks: with effect from 1 January 2023, Gudrun Hausner, Dr Maren Mönchmeyer, Wolf Müller, Johannes Schuhmann and Johan van der Veer have been appointed as new equity partners.

08 November 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the Paulaner Brewery Group on the acquisition of the OeTTINGER brewery facility in Gotha.

01 November 2022

The dynamic trend of GvW Graf von Westphalen was already confirmed by its shortlisting as finalist for JUVE Law Firm of the Year. “The firm has managed to add a 15-strong team just at the right time. GvW has since combined existing and new competences, helping it to reel in new matters in energy transformation and digitalisation”,…

07 October 2022

Nach der Nominierung als Kanzlei des Jahres durch das Branchenmagazin JUVE wurde GvW Graf von Westphalen jetzt erneut als Kanzlei des Jahres bei den „The Lawyer European Awards“ vorgeschlagen

28 September 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen has comprehensively advised Architrave, a Berlin-based proptech company, on the acquisition of the Canadian company Arex Technologies.

23 September 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen hat gestern bei den PMN Awards 2022 zwei Auszeichnungen für hervorragende Leistungen ihres Managements erhalten: Christof Kleinmann und Dr. Robert Theissen sind zu den Kanzleimanagern des Jahres gekürt worden.

18 August 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen has been nominated by Germany’s leading law firm guide JUVE as “Law Firm of the Year”. The title “Law Firm of the Year” is the most coveted honour in the JUVE Awards, which are held annually to celebrate the achievements of law firms in 15 categories.

25 July 2022

The financing for the NeuConnect offshore cable link between Germany and the UK is in place: supported by a consortium of over 20 national and international banks and financial institutions, The € 2.8 billion project can now be realized and will be supported by a consortium of over 20 national and international banks and financial…

11 July 2022

VALUES Real Estate hat mit dem VALUES Health Invest II einen neuen Fonds für Gesundheitsimmobilien aufgelegt. Das erste Investment des Fonds ist der Ankauf eines Psychiatrischen Centrums in Glücksstadt/Schleswig-Holstein. GvW Graf von Westphalen hat den Käufer bei dieser Transaktion rechtlich und steuerlich begleitet.

24 June 2022

With 129 recommendations in the 2022 Best Lawyers survey, GvW Graf von Westphalen achieved its best ranking ever.

14 June 2022

GvW advised local public transport provider Nahverkehrsservice Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH (NASA), the Thuringia State Office of Construction and Transportation (TLBV) and other transport authorities on the insolvency of train operator Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH (ABRM).

30 May 2022

Klöpferholz will remain in the hands of the fifth generation of the family: Hermann and Florian Wendelstadt, great-great-grandchildren of company founder Johann Christian Klöpfer, acquired 100 percent of the shares in Klöpfer & Königer Management GmbH as well as the associated logistics real estate.

14 April 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the shareholders of LucaNet AG, an international financial consolidation and planning software provider, on the PRC-law related aspects of the establishment of a strategic partnership with investor Hg.

08 April 2022

Ronnia Zheng, who works for GvW Graf von Westphalen at its Shanghai office, is among the first “local representatives” of the Chinese European Arbitration Center (CEAC): the arbitration organisation has now appointed her as one of the Local Representatives for China.

08 April 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised FL Technics on the acquisition of Hanover-based wheels and brakes business.

17 March 2022

Granite is expanding its portfolio of logistics properties in Europe: The Canadian-based REIT has acquired the so-called "Lime Portfolio" from the former Malaysian owners, consisting of a total of four logistics centers in Breda (Netherlands) as well as in Wiesbaden (31,877 sqm), Erfurt (20,814 sqm) and Korbach (71,856 sqm). The deal…

04 March 2022

HopOn Mobility Ltd. is the new sole shareholder of TAF mobile GmbH. In this cross-border M&A transaction, the Israeli tech company was advised by a team  from GvW Graf von Westphalen.

03 March 2022

We are all shocked by Vladimir Putin’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine. Our hearts are with the innocent people suffering from this war.

16 February 2022

micropsi industries GmbH has successfully closed a $30 million financing round. GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the investors Metaplanet, VSquared Ventures and Ahren Innovation Capital on this transaction.

31 January 2022

Following the lateral hire of Dr Cornelius Götze last year, GvW Graf von Westphalen is further expanding its notarial practice in Frankfurt with the addition of Rechtsanwalt, [civil law] Notary and Tax Advisor Dr Ulf Gibhardt

25 January 2022

GvW Graf von Westphalen acknowledges the importance of ESG (Environmental Social Governance) for commercial law firms and their clients by appointing Dr Annika Bleier, a lawyer from our Hamburg office, Head of ESG & Sustainability to guide our internal sustainability efforts and advise our firm on ESG matters. In her new role, Dr Bleier…