The Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) has brought about numerous changes in practice for all companies that process personal data. Whether in marketing, sales, personnel or IT - the new regulations have led almost every department to check the handling of data in the company. Because carelessness in the implementation of the new regulations can mean data protection violations and high fines.

Das Gericht der Europäischen Union (EuG) hat durch sein heute verkündetes Urteil in den verbundenen Rechtssachen T-722/15, T-723 und T-724/15 einen Beschluss der Europäischen Kommission für nichtig erklärt, der sich gegen das gewachsene System unabhängiger Milchgüteprüfungen in Deutschland richtete.

The law firm GvW Graf von Westphalen is again among the top law firms for the year. The Legal 500 Germany 2019 announced in its current issue: The firm is "considered by clients to be the ideal law firm for mid-size industry.

The Joachim Herz Foundation is a new partner in Immo-Service-KVG IntReal (IntReal). The Hamburg Foundation has acquired a 49 percent stake in the company; Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate remains the majority partner. After the entry of Joachim Herz Foundation, IntReal now has a second investor on board which will be involved in the long-term in the growth policy of the company.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised Plant Systems & Services PSS GmbH ("PSS") in the acquisition of the Veltec Group from the Leadec Group. The closing of the transaction is still subject to antitrust clearance.

GSE Vertrieb Biologische Nahrungsergänzungs- und Heilmittel GmbH ("GSE Vertrieb") is setting itself up for the future. The holding company Finexx GmbH Unternehmensbeteiligungen has acquired the shares from the founder of the company Michael Gracher under a succession concept.

Competitors praise the Customs and Foreign Trade Law Practice group at GvW Graf von Westphalen as “the go-to-law firm for foreign trade law”, where “clients are well-cared for” in the recently published JUVE Handbook Law 2018/19.

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.