In the summer semester 2017, Professor Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale) , professor for civil law as well as German and international corporate, commercial and antitrust law, will offer a seminar on the topic “Issues of Mergers & Acquisitions” at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (HHU).

Das vergangene Geschäftsjahr konnte GvW Graf von Westphalen erneut mit einem satten Umsatzplus von 4,4 % abschließen. Bei erzielten Erlösen von 40,2 Mio. Euro wurde im Jahr 2016 erstmalig auch die 40 Mio. Euro-Grenze übertroffen. Bezogen auf die vergangenen fünf Jahre konnte GvW damit insgesamt eine Umsatzsteigerung von mehr als 26 % erreichen.

TH Real Estate and Palmira Capital Partners have acquired the logistics park Unterschleißheim near Munich for the portfolio of the investors club fund German Logistics (ICF GLog).

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH has sold the real property of the former headquarters of Süd-Chemie AG in Munich to Rock Capital. The Parties agreed on confidentiality with regard to the transaction volume.

Die Gesellschafter des Logistikdienstleisters EF-Express Gruppe haben ihr Unternehmen an den französischen Wettbewerber Flash Europe International Group verkauft. Über den Kaufpreis sowie weitere Details wurde Stillschweigen vereinbart.

Alnatura was able to give immediate notice of termination of the cooperation agreement and Alnatura not only does not have to make any payments that were demanded by dm, Alnatura can for its part demand from dm payment of illegally withheld amounts. Dm has now filed an appeal against this judgement.

The German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS) continues to expand its sales and consulting business for air navigation services. In January 2016, DFS opened a new office in Singapore, followed by a regional office in Beijing in late December.

Jiangsu Olive Sensors High-Tech Co.,Ltd. (“Olive”) through its wholly owned subsidiary in Luxembourg, acquired 32% of the shares in the Plettenberg subsidiary and in the Polish subsidiary of Schürholz, which specialize in stamping, stamping-bending, welding and assembling. The share purchase contracts were notarized January 13, 2017.

GvW Graf von Westphalen, just as in the previous year, and now for the third time in total, is among the commercial law firms in Germany which have been nominated for "The Lawyer European Award 2017". The corresponding shortlist in the category "Law firm of the year: Germany" was announced today by the leading British industry publication The Lawyer.

Private equity investors Advent International and Bain Capital have acquired all shares in the leading German payment solutions provider Concardis GmbH headquartered in Eschborn/Frankfurt. Sellers are numerous representatives of the German banking sector, amongst others Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, DZ Bank and the German Savings Bank Association (DSGV). Closing of the transaction is subject to the approval of the supervisory authorities.