Gottfried Graf von Bassewitz


Gottfried Graf von Bassewitz


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7832 | +44 20 7184 7001

Frankfurt | Tower 185, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 60327
+49 69 77 06 19 42 23 | +49 69 77 06 19 19


Gottfried Graf von Bassewitz advises financial investors, corporates and management teams in the areas of M&A, private equity and corporate finance transactions, both domestic and cross-border. Graf Bassewitz also has considerable expertise in white collar defense matters, notably complex multi-jurisdictional investigations. His experience includes anti-bribery compliance as well as tax, antitrust and cartel investigations with a particular focus on their corporate and transactional aspects.

Prior to joining Dechert, Graf Bassewitz worked in the corporate practice groups of international law firms in Frankfurt, Germany and Atlanta, Georgia.

  • A major aerospace and defence company in its interactions with the Serious Fraud Office, Parquet National Financier and U.S. Department of Justice.
  • A U.S. Fortune 500 company in an investigation by the European Commission (metal packaging cartel).
  • An aviation service provider in an investigation by German authorities further to allegations of tax fraud.
  • Tönsmeier family on the auctioned sale of all of its shares in Tönsmeier Group, Germany’s fifth-largest waste disposal company, to GreenCycle, a Schwarz Group company.
  • Tönsmeier and Lumaro on the sale of Waste Paper Trade, a Dutch joint-venture on waste paper recycling, to Hong Kong-based Anhui Shanying Paper Group.
  • DER Touristik Hotels & Investments GmbH, REWE Group’s hotel management division, on international franchise and hotel management transactions.
  • China-based Shanghai Shenda on its joint venture with International Automotive Components (IAC) to supply soft trim and acoustics products to automotive original equipment manufacturers globally.
  • Gianni Versace S.p.A. in connection with new store leases and matters of competition law and trademark law.
  • A Swiss family office on the sale of Smaato Holding AG, a leading global real-time advertising platform for mobile publishers and app developers.
  • PhotoBox Holdco Ltd., Europe’s leading digital consumer service for personalized products and gifts, on its acquisition of Munich-based posterXXL Aktiengesellschaft, a leading service in Germany’s online photo print market.
  • DER Touristik Köln GmbH, a major German tour operator and member of REWE Group, on the sale of three hotel companies operating in Spain to Lindner Investment Group.
  • ABAXIS Europe GmbH on its acquisition of United Kingdom based companies Quality Clinical Reagents Limited and Trio Diagnostics (Ireland) Limited.
  • A major Swiss pension fund on the sale of a portfolio of more than 40 private equity investments.
  • Universität Passau, First German Law Degree/Erstes Staatsexamen, 2009
  • Germany
  • Registered European Lawyer, England and Wales
  • English
  • German