The history of Rödl & Partner dates back to 1977 when it started in Nuremberg. Today, we are present in all major business centres around the world. We provide professional services in the area of audit, consulting, finance and payroll accounting, law and taxes, as well as HR consulting. We owe our dynamic growth to over 4,000 employees oriented towards the needs of enterprises. They are the ones who, in close consultation with the clients, prepare information underlying all key decisions – often on international scale – which are then implemented with joint efforts.
The history of Rödl & Partner goes back to its foundation as a solo practice in 1977 in Nuremberg. Our aspiration to be on hand wherever our internationally-active clients are led to the establishment of our first, own offices, commencing with Central and Eastern Europe in 1989. Alongside market entry in Asia in 1994, the opening of offices in further strategic locations followed, in Western and Northern Europe in 1998, USA in 2000, South America in 2005 and Africa in 2008.
Our success has always been based on the success of our German clients: Rödl & Partner is always there where its clients see the potential for their business engagement. Rather than create an artificial network of franchises or affiliates, we have chosen to set up our own offices and rely on close, multidisciplinary and cross-border collaboration among our colleagues. As a result, Rödl & Partner stands for international expertise from a single source.
Our conviction is driven by our entrepreneurial spirit that we share with many, but especially German family-owned companies. They appreciate personal service and value an advisor they see eye to eye with.
Our ‘one face to the client’ approach sets us apart from the rest. Our clients have a designated contact person who ensures that the complete range of Rödl & Partner services is optimally employed to the client’s benefit. The ‘caretaker’ is always close at hand; they identify the client’s needs and points to be resolved. The ‘caretaker’ is naturally also the main contact person in critical situations.
We also stand out through our corporate philosophy and client care, which is based on mutual trust and long-term orientation. We rely on renowned specialists who think in an interdisciplinary manner, since the needs and projects of our clients cannot be separated into individual professional disciplines. Our one-stop-shop concept is based on a balance of expertise across the individual service lines, combining them seamlessly in multidisciplinary teams.
What sets us apart
Rödl & Partner is not a collection of accountants, auditors, lawyers, management and tax consultants working in parallel. We work together, closely interlinked across all service lines. We think from a market perspective, from a client’s perspective, where a project team possesses all the capabilities to be successful and to realise the client’s goals.
Our interdisciplinary approach is not unique, nor is our global reach or our particularly strong presence among family businesses. It is the combination that cannot be found anywhere else – a firm that is devoted to comprehensively supporting ambitious and growing businesses, especially multinational businesses, wherever in the world they might be.
Success has no limits! We advise businesses around the world
In spite of our short history, we have already got 106 offices in 49 countries. We are present wherever clients see the potential for economic engagement, always ready to provide them with our advice and assistance.
Instead of setting up a chain or working on a franchising basis, we rely on an integrated, professional and international co-operation within the close group of employees. In this way Partner & Rödl offers a full range of consultancy services (one-stop shop) for businesses active worldwide.
Rödl & Partner not only hires attorneys, tax and business advisers, and auditors. All those professionals at Rödl & Partner closely co-operate with each other. Taking into account the market requirements and our clients’ needs, we form teams oriented toward success and achievement of the clients’ goals. We have never claimed that interdisciplinarity of our business and its international nature are unique. What is unique is the connection which is not available elsewhere, that is, the comprehensive consultancy services (one-stop shop) for businesses all over the world.