The lawyers of GvW Graf von Westphalen are highly regarded in the eyes of the competitors: In this year's survey by Best Lawyers the firm received 91 awards, more recommendations than ever before.

One of the most significant legislative reforms affecting the digital economy is underway: the modernization of the telecommunications law. Implementing the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), the new law aims, among others, at laying the grounds for investment-friendly regulation to promote in particular full-coverage expansion of gigabit networks.

From anti-dumping to the law on tariffs: The JUVE publishers places GvW Graf von Westphalen among the leading law firms in the market in the JUVE Handbook for Tax Law 2020. The law firm has received exclusively positive assessments for a broad range of matters, such as customs tariffs and value added tax, export controls and sanctions, taxation of corporate groups and transaction taxes as well as tax litigation and tax compliance.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the shareholder of Tivola Games GmbH in the majority investment of Swedish investor Three Gates AB in the Hamburg-based games studio.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised Global Graphics PLC on the sale of URW Type Foundry GmbH to the Monotype Group. 

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised the technology company Ubimax in the successful closing of a Series B financing round. Fielmann Ventures GmbH is joining as a new investor. In addition, one of the existing investors, Westcott LLC (Dallas, Texas), is increasing its stake in Ubimax.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised Miron Technologies on the acquisition of  the personal dosimetry service facility (“AWST”) from Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH) („HMGU“) in the context of an auction process.

The Goettingen-based MDAX company Sartorius has acquired three business units in the field of bioanalytics and bioprocess technology from the U.S. company Danaher by way a mixed share/asset deal following the successful participation in an auction process.