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.

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 as “Lawyer of the Year”.

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 (Bajić v. North Macedonia – Application No. 2833/13, judgment of 10 June 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 people, the majority of whom work at its Pompey site in northern France and some in the USA, China and India. The proposed transaction is subject to antitrust approvals and the information and consultation of Novasep’s works council and is expected to close during the first half of 2021. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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