As a multi-disciplinary professional service firm offering audit, tax, legal and business consulting services, Rödl & Partner combines – in a unique manner – an interdisciplinary approach and a global reach. "Local know-how, global presence" is our guiding maxim, and, at the same time, our service is driven by globally uniform quality standards. The quality of our work is confirmed by numerous awards we receive. Some of them are described below:

Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year in Poland – 2016

Rödl & Partner was awarded as the "Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year in Poland – 2016".

GLE is the worlds leading online resource for locating specialist legal advisers for the services required by businesses, investors and individuals, the website has shown double digit user growth month on month since inception with currently over 30,000 users visiting our website each month. The awards have been running since 2010 and have helped many winners to further enhance their exposure to potential clients and to reaffirm their position as a market leader in their field. Our 2016 awards have taken many months to get to this stage and now we are in a position to announce your success, which will help endorse your firms’ promotional message and ensure that being named as a winner provides unrivalled credibility to your expertise.

Book of Lists 2015 Polen

Rödl & Partner Poland was number 1 in the ranking of "Audit and accounting companies" in the category of "Accounting firms" and number 2 in the ranking of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) providers specialised in finance & accounting and HR & payroll. In the ranking of "Tax advisory companies" (category: large enterprises) Rödl & Partner was listed 4th place and 6th place in in the ranking of "International law firms".
 
"The Book of Lists yet again confirms our leading position in the outsourcing of accounting and HR & payroll services in the Polish market. The first place among accounting firms and the second place in accounting and HR & payroll outsourcing have been influenced by a number of factors. We are an international organisation which has been present in Poland for over 25 years. We have vast experience and highly-qualified staff – as many as 75 certified accountants work in our teams", says Liliane Preußer, the responsible Partner for the BPO service line in Poland.
 
"It is our great success to be number 1 in the ranking of "Audit and accounting firms". I firmly believe that the strong market position may be based on quality, not quantity. Our experience tells us that clients who operate internationally or have foreign equity are more aware of the importance of audit services", emphasizes Therese Baginski, Auditor (PL), Partner at Rödl & Partner in charge of audit in Poland.
 
"Our high standing in the ranking of "Tax advisory companies" proves that in the 25 years of our presence on the Polish market we have worked out a stable position here. The credit goes to a number of factors such as careful observation of the market and continuous adaptation of the organisational structure and the scope of services to the changing needs of our clients”, explains Aneta Majchrowicz-Bączyk, Partner at Rödl & Partner, in charge of legal and tax advisory services.
 
"Given our last year's 14th position in the ranking of law firms, this year's 6th place in the listing of "International law firms" is a spectacular success. It stands for our dynamic growth”, says Therese Baginski.
 
"The Book of Lists" is a highly renowned English-Polish guide through the business world that presents the Polish business landscape on an annual basis – for the 20th time now – on the basis of rankings and broken down by criteria typical of the relevant sector. "The Book of Lists" is published by Valkea Media.
 
Further information:

Liliane Preußer
Aneta Majchrowicz-Bączyk
Therese Baginski
 
Rödl & Partner in Poland

Best Lawyers 2015

As in the past years Rödl & Partner is also in 2015 well represented. The peer review guide Best Lawyers lists in its annual rankings German lawyers from nearly 60 areas of law. Crucial for the inclusion in the list are recommendations from experienced colleagues.
 
This year a total of six lawyers from Rödl & Partner in the areas of Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, IT Law, Criminal Defense and Tax Law were included in the list:

Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl (Corporate Law, Tax Law)
Dr. Christiane Bierekoven (IT Law)
Ulrike Grube (Criminal Defense and Tax Law)
Dr. Alexander Kutsch (Tax Law)
Harald Reitze (Real Estate Law)
Michael Wiehl (Corporate Law)
 

Law firm of the year 2015 in Slovakia

Rödl & Partner Advokáti, s. r. o. winner of the category Tax Law once again

At the third annual competition „Law Firm of the Year”, organised by the publishing house EPRAVO Group s. r. o. in cooperation with the weekly TREND Rödl & Partner Advokáti, s. r. o. has won the category Tax Law for the second time.

Rödl & Partner has been also recognised as a Recommended Law Firm in the category Labour Law and Recommended Law Firm in the category Litigation.

The award ceremony took place on 29 April 2015.

Rödl & Partner confirms its leading position in the field of legal services in Slovakia by winning the Law Firm of the Year in the category Tax Law once again as well as being ranked as Recommended Law Firm in the categories Labour Law and Litigation.

Further information
Contact person: JUDr. Maroš Tóth
 
Rödl & Partner in Slolvakia.

 

Czech Law Firm of The Year 2014

For the third time in a row, Rödl & Partner has managed to build on the successes  of the previous years and was awarded the title of the Czech Law Firm of the Year.

"I am naturally extremely pleased that also this year, now for the third time running, we have been honoured as the "Czech Law Firm of The Year 2014" in the category of tax law. Tax law is an area in which we want to distinguish ourselves also in the future. I am personally convinced that through the integration of the renowned law firm Vorlíčková Partners, disposing of first-class lawyers and tax advisers, we will be able to maintain our lead position and offer our clients even better advisory services", says Managing Partner of Rödl & Partner Petr Novotný. 
 
Tax law services are one of the core competencies of the Rödl & Partner group. At Rödl & Partner, tax law matters are handled not only by attorneys, but also by auditors and tax advisers. By bringing them together, our firm is able to offer a wide array of tax law services, supporting our clients with comprehensive and complex advice from  a legal, economic and accounting perspective. Corporate law, developer and real estate projects and Mergers & Acquisitions are also areas that have for years now distinguished Rödl & Partner from the competition.

The contest "Czech Law Firm of The Year" was initiated in 2008. It is modelled after international rankings with a long tradition in the West (Chambers Global, PLC, IFLR 1000 or Legal 500). In the Czech Republic, the title of the Law Firm Of The Year is awarded by the online legal journal EPRAVO.CZ. This year's 7th edition of the contest was organised under the auspices of the Czech Minister of Justice, Prof. JUDr. Helena Válková, CSc, and the Czech Bar Association.

Further information
Contact person: Petr Novotny

Rödl & Partner in the Czech Republic.

 

Book of Lists 2014 Polen

Rödl & Partner Poland was ranked the number one Business Process Outsourcing  provider in the Polish "Book of Lists 2014". It took the 4th place in the ranking of professional firms (tax advisory, audit and accounting).
 
"In the BPO category, the Book of Lists ranking confirms that we are a market leader in Poland both in financial accounting outsourcing and in payroll accounting", says Liliane Preußer, the responsible Partner for the BPO service line in Poland.
 
"We are delighted with the 4th place in the 2014 ranking of tax advisory firms in Poland, particularly because we have moved up by two places", explains Aneta Majchrowicz-Bączyk, the responsible Partner for the tax and legal advisory business lines.
 
"The 4th place we have achieved among the audit and accounting firms is a great distinction for us", emphasises Magdalena Ludwiczak, the responsible Partner for audit services in Poland.
 
"The Book of Lists" is a highly renowned English-Polish guide through the business world that presents the Polish business landscape on an annual basis – for the 19th time now – on the basis of rankings and broken down by criteria typical of the relevant sector. "The Book of Lists" is published by Valkea Media, the publisher of, among others, the "Warsaw Business Journal".
 
Further information:

Liliane Preußer
Magdalena Ludwiczak
Aneta Majchrowicz-Bączyk
 
Rödl & Partner in Poland

 

Best Lawyers 2014

Rödl & Partner is also in 2014 well represented. Based on recommendations from experienced colleagues, the peer review guide Best Lawyers lists in its annual rankings German lawyers from nearly 60 areas of laws.

This year a total of seven lawyers from Rödl & Partner in the areas of Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, IT Law, Criminal Defense and Tax Law were included in the list, including for the first time Sandra Lāce from our office in Riga, Latvia.

Dr. Christiane Bierekoven (IT Law)
Ulrike Grube (Criminal Defense and Tax Law)
Dr. Alexander Kutsch (Tax Law)
Sanda Lāce (Real Estate Law)
Harald Reitze (Real Estate Law)
Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl (Tax Law)
Michael Wiehl (Corporate Law)

Law Firm of the Year 2014 in Slovakia

Rödl & Partner Advokáti, s.r.o. is honoured as the “Law Firm of the Year 2014 in Slovakia” in the category of tax law.

“We are very grateful for this distinction and the expressed confidence. At the same time, we are aware that winning this competition obliges us to not only maintain the level of our services but to continually raise the bar", states JUDr. Maroš Tóth, the managing director of Rödl & Partner Advokáti, s.r.o. in Slovakia.

Further information
Contact person: JUDr. Maroš Tóth

Rödl & Partner in Slovakia.

 

Czech Law Firm of the Year 2013

After the triumph of 2012, Rödl & Partner was once again awarded the title of the best Czech law firm in 2013 in the category of tax law.

"I am absolutely excited by the awarding of the title "Law Firm Of The Year 2013" in the category of tax law. It is all the more so because we could build on last year's success and prove to our clients and industry audiences that we are one of the top experts in our profession and that we will continue to strive for a leadership position amidst ever-increasing competition", says Dr. Petr Novotný (Prague).
 
At Rödl & Partner, tax law matters are handled by tax and management advisors and also attorneys at law. Thanks to our interdisciplinary approach, our firm is able to offer a wide array of tax law services, assisting our clients with comprehensive and complex advice from both a legal and an economic perspective.
 
In addition to the recognition as the Law Firm of The Year 2013 in the category of tax law, Rödl & Partner is regarded as a recommended firm also in the categories of company law, developer and real estate projects and Mergers & Acquisitions.
 
The contest "Czech Law Firm Of The Year" was initiated in 2008. It is modelled after international rankings and organised in the Czech Republic by the EPRAVO.CZ company. This year's 6th edition was organised under the auspices of the Czech Minister of Justice, Dr. Marie Benešová, and the Czech Bar Association.

Further information
Contact person: Petr Novotny

Rödl & Partner in the Czech Republic.

 

Best Lawyers 2013

The peer review guide Best Lawyers lists in its annual rankings German lawyers from nearly 60 areas of law. Crucial for the inclusion in the list are recommendations from experienced colleagues.

This year a total of six lawyers from Rödl & Partner in the areas of Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, IT Law, Criminal Defense and Tax Law were included in the list:

Dr. Christiane Bierekoven (IT Law)
Ulrike Grube (Criminal Defense and Tax Law)
Dr. Alexander Kutsch (Tax Law)
Harald Reitze (Real Estate Law)
Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl (Tax Law)
Michael Wiehl (Corporate Law)

The recommendation lists of Best Lawyers were exclusively published in the Handelsblatt on June 10th 2013 and are available on the Handelsblatt’s homepage.

 

2013 Highly Recommended Law Firm in Slovakia

Rödl & Partner won accolades in the categories of Banking & Finance and Tax Law.

"Earning the title of "Highly Recommended Law Firm" in the "Law Firm of the Year" competition reaffirms the strong business position of Rödl & Partner Advokáti, s.r.o. in the Slovakian market", says Dr. Maroš Tóth, the firm’s managing director. This title is both a challenge and an incentive to make every effort to receive similar awards in the future, also in other fields of law.
 
Fürther information:
Contact person: JUDr. Maroš Tóth
Rödl & Partner in Slovakia
 
 

Czech Law Firm of the Year 2012

Rödl & Partner is honoured as the "Czech Law Firm of the Year 2012" in the category of tax law.

The title of the law firm of the year 2012 conferred upon Rödl & Partner in the category of tax law builds on the successes achieved in the previous years. "It is a great honour for us to receive the title of the "Czech Law Firm of The Year 2012" in the category of tax law. I personally perceive it as a tribute to over twenty years of work of our attorneys at law, tax advisers and auditors. We appreciate the success all the more as it proves that not only are our clients satisfied with our services but also that colleagues and individuals from the academic environment and public administration gave us credit for that”, says Dr. Petr Novotný (Prague).

Taxation is one of the core areas of advisory at Rödl & Partner. Tax advisory services are rendered not only by tax advisers but also by attorneys at law and auditors. Thanks to the interdisciplinary approach to the services, Rödl & Partner is able to offer its clients comprehensive tax advice – from the legal and business perspective. Rödl & Partner clients include companies representing various industries: manufacturing, trading and energy companies as well as financial service providers.

The contest "Czech Law Firm of the Year" was initiated in 2008. It is modelled after international rankings and organised by the EPRAVO.CZ company. 

Further information
Contact person: Petr Novotny

Rödl & Partner in the Czech Republic.

 

Lawyer Monthly: M&A Law Firm of the Year 2012

Rödl & Partner was recognised in Germany as the "Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year 2012".

"Lawyer Monthly" magazine awarded Rödl & Partner the title of "Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year 2012" in Germany. The award was granted to Rödl & Partner based on an international survey conducted by the magazine's editorial team among top law firms and other companies.

"Rödl & Partner has witnessed an outstanding development of its international M&A business line", explains Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl. "Our growth is – to a large extent – driven by advisory in the area of business transactions. When assisting our clients with advice on business acquisitions and disposals, we can truly demonstrate our strength in legal advisory, not only in Germany but also in cross-border projects. Our advantage lies also in the fact that we can always turn to the expertise of our professionals in the areas of valuations, financing, taxes and strategy."

The jury made the decision to award the title to Rödl & Partner based on a review of international business transactions supervised by Rödl & Partner offices in Munich and Nuremberg this year. Another criterion adopted by Lawyer Monthly was the contribution of the M&A business line to the overall business success of Rödl & Partner in the current financial year.

Further information
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl
 

ACQ Finance: Advisory of the Year 2012

ACQ Finance Magazine honours Rödl & Partner as the "Lead Advisory of the Year 2012" for providing services in Germany.

As part of the Global Awards 2012 organised by ACQ Finance Magazine, Rödl & Partner received the title of the "Lead Advisory of the Year" for providing services in Germany. Rödl & Partner regularly occupied the role of a lead adviser in transactions – this is how the jury substantiated its decision. Next to legal advisory, Rödl & Partner is able to assist its clients in all issues including those involving strategy and taxes and advise them in the area of valuations; Rödl & Partner can thus be seen as one of very few full-service law firms in the area of business transactions on the market. The winners were selected by 4760 experts from around the world.

"In business acquisitions and disposals it is vital to be able to directly resolve not only legal but also tax, business and strategic problems, which are often of cross-border nature", emphasised Dr. Oliver Schmitt (Munich) and Michael Wiehl (Nuremberg), Partners responsible for M&A advisory at Rödl & Partner. "Besides offering professional expertise, it is of crucial importance to treat clients as equal partners – this lies at the heart of our "at eye level" approach. Our business-oriented advisory approach proves adequate especially in the case of family-owned businesses".

Justifying its decision, the jury particularly pointed to Rödl & Partner's business transaction advisory in the area of renewable energies, which are considered as a growth sector. Here, in close cooperation with its offices located in France, Italy, Spain, the USA and China – countries strategic for solar and wind energy, Rödl & Partner strengthened its position to become one of the leading law firms offering transaction advisory services.

Further information
Contact person: Michael Wiehl
 

Lünendonk: B2B-Service of the Year 2012

Rödl & Partner received from Lünendonk GmbH and Maleki Group the B2B-Service Award 2012 in the category of "Innovation".

Lünendonk und Maleki Group honoured Rödl & Partner with the Business-to-Business-Service Award in the category of "Innovation". With the bestowal of this title, an independent jury of business journalists honoured the unique combination of the interdisciplinary approach and the global reach of our advisory and auditing services.

"We are proud that the innovative character of our business model was appreciated", explains firm founder Dr. Bernd Rödl. "Since the beginnings of our firm we have focused on an interdisciplinary approach and since the late 1980s – on the global reach of our advisory and auditing services. This helped us achieve a leading position among mid-sized and family-owned businesses. However, we owe our strength to our constant development and introduction of new advisory offers. We are delighted that our services received such recognition from the jury". 

In her laudatory speech, Katja Marx, Editor in Chief for the radio Hessischer Rundfunk, emphasised that Rödl & Partner – from being a traditional legal & tax advisory and audit firm – developed into an innovative and multi-service provider with operations worldwide. Today, Rödl & Partner offers not only professional services from a single source, but also surprised the market when it provided Villeroy & Boch with the IT outsourcing service two years ago. Currently, Rödl & Partner creates value added in areas ranging from advisory to implementation of solutions.

WirtschaftsWoche: Rödl & Partner Top Law Firm for Compliance 2012

Top Law Firm 2012: Ulrike Grube and Rödl & Partner won accolades from "WirtschaftsWoche", Germany’s largest business magazine, in the category of "Compliance".

After months of research and analyses, an independent jury assessed the German compliance sector applying four equally-weighted criteria: demonstrable success, many years' expertise, team strength and specialisation.

Result: Ulrike Grube from Rödl & Partner was selected as one of Germany's 25 top lawyers in the area of compliance.
 
"This is a great and spectacular success of our entire Compliance Team. This award is a testament to our engagement and, at the same time, an incentive for the future", says Ulrike Grube. "We will do our best to offer our clients the best possible support also in the future."

Further information 
Our services in the area of Compliance. 
Contact person: Ulrike Grube

 

M&A Law Firm 2011

Finance Monthly honoured Rödl & Partner as the "M&A Law Firm of the Year". Rödl & Partner was named the Law Firm of the Year 2011 in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions. 

The winner of the title was chosen in a survey conducted by the British specialist magazine Finance Monthly. 36,000 independent experts took part in this year's survey.

"The award stands for our outstanding quality and commitment to the legal advice we provide to our clients as part of national and international transactions", stated Dr. Oliver Schmitt. 

Further information

Contact person: Dr. Oliver Schmitt
 

WirtschaftsWoche: Top Law Firm

Rödl & Partner wins accolades from "WirtschaftsWoche", Germany's largest business magazine, for its services in the field of corporate tax law.
 
With the aid of leading experts, WirtschaftsWoche magazine scrutinised the top lawyers in the area of corporate tax law and made a list of the best ones. Rödl & Partner was voted in the top 25 list.

 "We owe this success solely to our amazing partners and their strong teams", Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl says "Our partners acquire challenging projects and implement them successfully together with their teams. The accolade shows that we do a very good job and have gained an excellent reputation as the top law firm."

Although the voting by WirtschaftsWoche is based on subjective opinions, it rests on the outcomes of extensive research. Out of 200 nominees, 40 tax lawyers were advanced to the elite panel. At the end, the jury composed of Wolfgang Tichy, WiWO Editor in Chief, Prof. Felix Hey, Managing Director for publishing house Dr. Otto Schmidt, and Professor Achim Schunder, editor for NJW (Neue Juristische Wochenschrift), assessed the candidates shortlisted for the finals according to four criteria: demonstrable success (weight 25 per cent), many years' expertise (25 per cent), team strength (25 per cent) and specialisation (25 per cent).

Further information
Our services in the area of tax law. 
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl