Press releases


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…

17 January 2022

GvW has advised the French Legrand Group on its acquisition of Geiger Maximizing Net-Solutions GmbH and Geiger Data Network Design GmbH (Geiger Group)

06 December 2021

GvW Graf von Westphalen hat T.A. Cook und ihre Gesellschafter bei der Veräußerung ihres Unternehmens an Accenture beraten.

16 November 2021

GvW Graf von Westphalen has once again been shortlisted as a finalist for “Law Firm of the Year: Germany” at “The Lawyer European Awards”. The international jury thus continues view GvW as one of Europe’s top law firms.

15 November 2021

The partners of GvW Graf von Westphalen have admitted Ms Melanie Eilers and Dr Dominic Köstner as equity partners. Both were elected at the partners’ meeting in Berlin. Christof Kleinmann and Dr Robert Theissen were confirmed in their roles as managing partners of the firm for a further term of two years, respectively. Duesseldorf partner…

03 November 2021

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised Hybrid Software Group PLC on its acquisition of ColorLogic GmbH.

02 November 2021

Leipzig-based replex GmbH has been acquired by US tech company Cisco Systems Inc. GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the founders of replex on related corporate, tax and employment law matters.

26 October 2021

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised GLG Green Lifestyle GmbH, the previous sole shareholder of Utopia GmbH, on the minority investment of UmweltBank Aktiengesellschaft in the company.

18 October 2021

Vendis Capital III has acquired a majority interest in BlueBrixx and Model Car World. GvW Graf von Westphalen’s Shanghai office advised the private equity fund on the Chinese law aspects of the transaction.

14 October 2021

With seasoned compliance specialist Carsten Beisheim joining GvW tomorrow, the law firm is further expanding its advisory portfolio. The new partner is coming to GvW from the Werhahn conglomerate where he last served as Head of Group Compliance, Legal, and Data Protection including information security. He will be working for GvW out of…

12 October 2021

Silbitz Group has taken over Eisengiesserei Torgelow, a traditional iron foundry in the east German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, in a transferring restructuring deal. GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the Group on employment law issues relating to its takeover of the roughly 300 employees.

13 August 2021

CUSTOMCELLS has successfully concluded a multi-million financing round. Investors include venture capital specialists Vsquared Ventures and 468 Capital, which were both advised by GvW Graf von Westphalen, and Porsche Ventures, the venture capital provider of Porsche AG.

10 August 2021

Munich-based start-up Noyes Technologies has secured initial seed funding of EUR 3.2 million. The financing round, in which 468 Capital and Abacon Capital also participated, was led by GvW client Vsquared Ventures.

06 August 2021

GvW has advised all shareholders of CORE SE on the sale of their shares to the German subsidiary of the US-American EPAM Systems, Inc.

30 July 2021

GvW has advised Kern & Stelly Medientechnik GmbH, a German subsidiary of the UK Midwich Group, on the acquisition of the UC business from eLink Distribution AG.

15 July 2021

The shareholders of leading German drone developer and manufacturer AirRobot have sold 100 percent of their shares to Norwegian technology company Nordic Unmanned (Euronext Oslo «NUMND»). The transaction is subject to Investment Control Approval from German authorities and is expected to take place before year end.

25 June 2021

With 104 recommendations in this year’s Best Lawyers survey, GvW scored its best ranking ever.  In all, 80 of the firm’s lawyers are ranked in 30 different areas of law. In addition, Dr Raimond Emde (Insurance Law), Dr Robert Theissen (Private Construction Law) and Dr Sigrid Wienhues (Public Commercial Law) were each personally recognised…

10 June 2021

The law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen has achieved a major success for its client before the European Court of Human Rights: The ECHR not only admitted the complaint filed in early 2013, but has now affirmed a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights as well and adjudicated compensation to the complainant represented by GvW…

18 May 2021

The Goettingen-based MDAX company Sartorius acquired the chromatography process equipment division of Novasep through its subgroup Sartorius Stedim Biotech in a mixed share/asset deal. Novasep’s division expects to generate sales revenue of approximately 37 million euros in 2020 at double-digit profit margins and employs approximately 100…

06 May 2021

GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the shareholders of dna Gesellschaft für IT Services mbH on the sale of the company to DATAGROUP.

21 April 2021

Germany’s search for a repository site for high-level radioactive waste is making progress. The selection procedure to find such a site is carried out by the Federal Company for Radioactive Waste Disposal, (Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH – BGE), a 100% federally-owned company under private law responsible for radioactive waste…