Gottfried Graf von Bassewitz

Gottfried-Bassewitz

Gottfried Graf von Bassewitz

Associate

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, Germany 60327
+49 69 77 06 19 42 23 | +49 69 77 06 19 19


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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.

Education
  • Universität Passau, First German Law Degree/Erstes Staatsexamen, 2009
Admissions
  • Germany
  • Registered European Lawyer, England and Wales
Experience
  • 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.
Languages
  • English
  • German