GvW Graf von Westphalen welcomes lawyer and notary Dr Cornelius Götze, who will strengthen the firm’s Frankfurt team as new Equity Partner on 1 January 2021. Born in Heidelberg, Dr Götze joins us from Gleiss Lutz and is the latest addition to our Corporate Practice.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised Mirion Technologies on the acquisition of Dosimetrics GmbH.

GvW’s new focus area, procurement and logistics, comprises transport and logistics law, customs and export control as well as procurement. Our multi-locational procurement and logistics team can also draw on additional support from our IT an Real Estate law experts, who have advised clients for many years on matters relating to their IT infrastructure or their real estate.

The 2020 edition of The Lawyer European Awards is the 5th time that GvW Graf von Westphalen is shortlisted for “Law Firm of the Year: Germany”.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has just promoted Corinna Lindau and Dr Hartmut Henninger to Equity Partners effective 1 January 2021. Both have grown their entire career within the firm and have now become the latest experts to join the firm’s equity partnership.

​​​​​​​GvW Graf von Westphalen continues to expand its IP expertise with the recruitment of Nicolas Dumont as Equity Partner, who will join the firm’s Frankfurt office from the US firm Arnold Porter on 1 January 2020.

On 30 September 2020, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) approved the application of Truking Technology Co., Ltd for what is known as a Material Asset Restructuring (MAR). This is the first major restructuring project under PRC law approved by the SZSE since the introduction of the new registration-based IPO system for ChiNext. ChiNext is a NASDAQ-style stock market designed, among other things, to enhance access to equity capital for innovative, fast growing businesses, in particular high-tech companies.

From now on, GvW Graf von Westphalen will be present in all major German business cities. With the opening of its sixth German office in Stuttgart, the firm is now able to serve its many small- and medium-sized business clients from the State of Baden-Württemberg directly in their home area.

A fund managed by capiton AG has acquired 100% of the shares in Cedes AG, a leading manufacturer of sensor technology in the elevator and door industry based in Landquart (Switzerland). The company’s products, which utilize infrared and image processing technology, provide solutions for the automation of elevators, escalators, and entrances. With around 400 employees worldwide at locations in Switzerland, Japan, the USA, Singapore and China, the business generated sales of around CHF 55 million in 2019.

On 15 July 2020, TeamViewer signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ubimax. GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the sellers of Ubimax on the sale of the company.