GvW Graf von Westphalen remains in the lead for the ranking in customs and excise tax in the JUVE Manual for Tax Law with a 5-star rating and gains a strong rating in tax law.

GvW Graf von Westphalen advised Scienta Scientific AB of Uppsala, Sweden, on its acquisition of the German company ENVINET GmbH.

GvW Graf von Westphalen continues to move forward on its fast-track path of strategic and dynamic growth. The latest additions to the firm are equity partners Dr Maximilian Emanuel Elspas, Dr Sebastian Heim and Dr Axel von Walter, who are joining the firm with their teams from Beiten Burkhardt and will strengthen its Energy and Digitalisation & Technology Focus Areas. GvW thus sees its Munich and Berlin offices grow by three teams with almost 20 attorneys.

GvW Graf von Westphalen advised Munich-based Parkdepot GmbH on a € 4.2 million seed financing round with Amsterdam-based venture capital investor henQ.

OQmented GmbH, the technology leader for MEMS-based VR/AR, LiDAR and 3D-camera solutions, has successfully concluded a multi-million-euro seed financing round. The international consortium of investors is led by Vsquared Ventures and includes BioNTech supervisory board chairman Helmut Jeggle and a renowned Chinese tech entrepreneur. GvW Graf von Westphalen advises Vsquared Ventures on this financing round.

Invesco Real Estate (Invesco), the global real estate investment manager, has a new management company for 11 of its hotels in Germany: Westmont Hospitality Group will take the baton from insolvent Tidal Operations Germany (TOG) and manage and operate ten hotels of the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza brands in Germany from now on.

With Dr Thomas Schuster, GvW Graf von Westphalen now has an interface between public law and IT/data protection law. From the middle of March the specialist for public data and information law, who hails from the advisory practice of PwC Legal, will boost the law firm’s new Stuttgart office as partner.

GvW Graf von Westphalen advised ChyronHego on the acquisition of the weather data and weather services business of US-based business information services provider DTN. ChyronHego acquired the shares in the company through an asset deal. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.