The German startup company Penseo has successfully completed a seed financing round under the lead of Hanover Beteiligungsfonds, Portuguese Banco de Investimento Global as well as renowned business angels including Oliver Oster and Kilian Thalhammer.

The law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen again lives up to its policy of growing with partners from the own ranks. The partners elected at the partner meeting Dr. Sven Donner, Lutz-Leonard Lamprecht and Dr. Christian Triebe as new equity partners from the own ranks effective as of 1 January 2019.

The DIVAG Group has sold a development project on the Rheinpromenade in Monheim to Bauindustrieverband Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. The development project involves a three star "Comfort" hotel fully in operation, already leased out commercial and office space and a parking structure that is currently under construction.

"The level of cooperation throughout the firm is no longer just theory at GvW Graf von Westphalen – contrary to many similar firms – and instead is lived every day." This is what the JUVE publishing house writes in its Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019 about the development of the law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen, and JUVE praises the "culture in the firm characterized by cooperation among practice groups and offices".

A team from GvW Graf von Westphalen at its Shanghai office has advised the Erwin Hymer Group, one of the leading manufacturers of recreational vehicles and caravans in Europe headquartered in Bad Waldsee, on the establishment of an equity joint venture company with the Chinese corporate group Lingyu. The focus of the joint venture is on production and distribution of campervans and motorhomes for the Chinese market which is rapidly growing in this segment.

GvW Graf von Westphalen is listed as a leading IT law firm in a current ranking by WirtschaftsWoche. Practice group leader Stephan Menzemer from GvW's Frankfurt office ranks among the 40 lawyers in Germany most frequently recommended by IT experts.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised CCV Group B.V. (“CCV”), one of the largest service providers and suppliers of payment solutions in Europe on its joint venture with PAX Technology Ltd., subsidiary of the listed PAX Global Technology Limited (Stock Code: 00327.HK; “PAX”).

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the Midwich Group on the acquisition of Nuremberg based Bauer und Trummer GmbH who trade as “New Media”.

WirtschaftsWoche has published an exclusive ranking of the most renowned law firms for M&A transactions, being active in the German market. GvW Graf von Westphalen is listed as one of the top 20 law firms for mergers and acquisitions, making it one of the three medium-sized law firms most frequently recommended for M&A transactions.

The investment company Elvaston has acquired the HR software specialist Infoniqa. The sellers in this transaction are the financial investor Cornerstone Capital, Infoniqa Holding GmbH and the management. GvW Graf von Westphalen represented the sellers in this transaction.