GvW Graf von Westphalen’s reception in the market is positive in every respect: After numerous recommendations in JUVE, the firm is now listed in the publication The Legal 500 for construction law, real estate law, environmental and planning law, procurement law, PPP as well as M&A (national medium-sized deals), information technology and energy. In the guide The Legal 500 Deutschland 2014, 15 attorneys of the firm are recommended.

GvW Graf von Westphalen is again up for election as law firm of the year. After last year’s nomination by JUVE, the law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen is now nominated for “The Lawyer European Awards 2014” as law firm of the year/Germany.


GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised Midwich Ltd. on the acquisition of a majority stake in Kern & Stelly Medientechnik GmbH.

Verdion, a British company specialized in logistics properties, is currently developing a production and logistics property in Chemnitz for SIEMENS AG with a project volume of approximately EUR 30 million in the context of a long-term lease agreement. GvW Graf von Westphalen has accompanied Verdion in this project development.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has strengthened its IT law practice with a prominent figure: By 1 January 2014, Buse Heberer Fromm founding partner Stephan Menzemer will join GvW’s Frankfurt office as equity partner.

In order to focus on the asset class “ship”, HCI Capital AG transferred to Bilfinger Real Estate by 1 October 2013 the fund and real estate management of 23 closed-end real estate funds with 43 office and logistic objects in the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland.

Dr Christoph Schneider has joined GvW Graf von Westphalen’s Frankfurt office. The 38-year old tax law specialist has 7 years of practical experience and supports the tax law team of Frankfurt-based partner Dr Frank Tschesche.

GvW Graf von Westphalen advised KRESTA Industries, St. Andrä, Austria, on the purchase of 50.01 % of the shares in TRIPLAN AG, Bad Solden, which is listed in the Entry Standard of the German Stock Exchange, Frankfurt.

SevenVentures GmbH has acquired a share in PORTALIS Group’s online portal moebel.de. The subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 is therefore expanding its participation portfolio in online and e-commerce businesses.

“Investing in Germany – Hamburg your Gateway for your business success in Europe“. This is the motto of a roadshow organized by the City of Hamburg which takes place from 7 to 16 September in Central and South China and sets out to promote Chinese company formations in Hamburg. GvW lawyers from Hamburg and Shanghai will escort the “HWF-Roadshow Central and South China 2013” in order to explain to Chinese investors the legal framework and challenges related to direct investments in Germany.