GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the founders of IVARIO, the leading online platform for drinking water testing for end consumers, on its sale to the GBA Group.

On July 2, 2019, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) announced a definitive agreement to acquire DocuWare, a leading provider of Content Services software. In this transaction, GvW Graf von Westphalen advises one of the selling shareholders, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, on the sale of its participation in DocuWare. Closing of the transaction is still subject to clearance by the relevant competition authorities in Germany and Austria and completion of other customary closing conditions.

Eight lawsuits are pending before the Federal Administrative Court (BVerwG) against the construction of the planned Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link (FBQ). The highest administrative court in Leipzig has now announced this. In all legal proceedings, the state of Schleswig-Holstein will defend the zoning decision with the support of the lawyers of the law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen.

The shareholders of Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH ("Simi") headquartered in Unterschleißheim have sold 90% of the shares to ZF Friedrichshafen AG ("ZF"). GvW Graf von Westphalen represented the sellers in this M&A transaction.

Exactly one year after the declaration of the USA to withdraw from the "nuclear deal" with Iran, the President of the United States has imposed further severe sanctions against Iran with Executive Order of 8 May 2019.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH (F.A.Z.) has acquired IQB Career Services GmbH (IQB). GvW Graf von Westphalen provided legal advice in the sale to the sole shareholder of the company Hans Eick.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised EXHEAT Group Ltd on the acquisition of the German SEICO Group. The UK based EXHEAT Group Ltd is a world class provider of hazardous area heating and control solutions that has extensive global experience in electrical, mechanical and thermal design.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the Elevion Group on the acquistion of En.plus GmbH. The Elevion Group is together with its 100% subsidiaries – D-I-E Elektro AG, EAB Elektroanlagenbau GmbH Rhein/Main, Rudolf Fritz GmbH, ETS Efficient Technical Solutions GmbH, Elektro Decker GmbH and En.plus GmbH – one of the market leaders for mechanical and electro-technical building technology in Germany.

The Turkish aluminum manufacturer Assan Alüminyum Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. ("ASAS") is developing an approximately 80 hectares large area at the former steel plant Rasselstein in Neuwied. GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the metal industry company in the purchase of the property from ThyssenKrupp and supported ASAS in negotiations with the City of Neuwied on matters of urban development.

The Bossard Group is strengthening its presence in the German market. The Swiss corporate group has acquired BRUMA Schraub- und Drehtechnik GmbH ("BRUMA"). Both parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality about the amount of the purchase price. GvW Graf von Westphalen advised BRUMA in this transaction.


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