Thorsten Widow

Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 (9 11) 91 93 - 28 40
Fax: +49 (9 11) 91 93 - 88 40

Mai 2017


Rödl & Partner advises Skyworth Digital in the acquisition of British Caldero Limited

26th May, Birmingham (UK) // Stuttgart (Germany): The international professional services firm Rödl & Partner advises Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (“Skyworth Digital”) in its acquisition of Caldero Limited in UK ›››


Rödl & Partner continues to grow in 2016 – focus on international transactions and interdisciplinary advisory expertise

Nuremberg, 16.05.2017: In the financial year for 2016 the professional services firm Rödl & Partner continued to pursue its growth strategy. Total turnover increased by 8.1% to reach 386.2 million euros, whereby all service lines grew considerably. ›››

April 2017


Rödl & Partner advises Heidelberg Engineering on the acquisition of the UK’s Medisoft Ltd.

Nuremberg, 18 April 2017: Heidelberg Engineering, a company offering high-tech imaging solutions and diagnostic instruments for eye care professionals, acquired all shares in Medisoft Ltd.. ›››

January 2017


Rödl & Partner advises Erkat Spezialmaschinen und Service GmbH on Business Disposal to Atlas Copco

Nuremberg, 20 January 2017. Rödl & Partner, an international professional services firm, advised the former shareholder of Hämbach-based Erkat Spezialmaschinen und Service GmbH in the sale of its entire stake to the Atlas Copco Group. ›››


Rödl & Partner advises the IT service provider Teamix on business disposal to Proact IT Group

Nuremberg, 09 January 2017. Rödl & Partner, an international professional services firm, advised the former shareholders of Teamix GmbH, an IT service provider based in Nuremberg, in the sale of their entire stake in the company. ›››

November 2016


Rödl & Partner opens office in Tehran with full service spectrum

Tehran, 25/11/2016. The German international professional services firm Rödl & Partner continues its expansion, opening its own office in the centre of Tehran, the capital of Iran. ›››


Rödl & Partner celebrates official opening of Nairobi office

Nairobi, 03/11/2016. With the official opening of its office in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, Rödl & Partner, the professional services firm, continues its successful strategy of international expansion. ›››

October 2016


Rödl & Partner celebrates official opening of Nairobi office

Nairobi, 03/11/2016. With the official opening of its office in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, Rödl & Partner, the professional services firm, continues its successful strategy of international expansion. ›››


JUVE Awards 2016: Rödl & Partner distinguished as ‟Law Firm of the Year” in the category of tax law

Nuremberg, 31/10/2016: The integrated professional services firm Rödl & Partner was named ‟Law Firm of the Year” in the category of tax law at this year’s JUVE awards. The prize was awarded by JUVE, a publisher of legal information, on October 27 at the Alten Oper (historic opera house) in Frankfurt, Germany. ›››

September 2016


Rödl & Partner advises Zentis on acquiring indirect minority interest in Dutch company Peeters Produkten b.v.

Nuremberg, 27/09/2016: Zentis, the Aachen-based fruit processing expert, acquired an indirect minority interest in the Netherland’s Peeters Produkten B.V. Peeters Produkten specialises in manufacturing sweet cream and spread paste products, which the Marsolo Group sells under the Penotti brand. ›››

April 2016


Rödl & Partner now also present in Nigeria

Lagos/Johannesburg/Eschborn, 29/04/2016: The international professional services firm, Rödl & Partner, continues to expand across Africa and is now present in Lagos, the former capital city of Nigeria. ›››


Rödl & Partner Strengthens Position as Professional Services Provider for Internationally Expanding Family-Owned Companies

» Total turnover increases by 11.3% to reach 357.4 million euros
» Exclusive M&A study: USA key target market for acquisitions of German family-owned companies abroad

Nuremberg, 27.04.2016: Rödl & Partner continues to extend its legal, tax, audit and consulting services provided to German family-owned companies. In the financial year for 2015 (31.12.2015) the company increased turnover by 11.3% to 357.4 million euros. Turnover in Germany amounted to 183.1 million euros (+7.7%) and business outside Germany increased to 174.3 million euros (+15.4%). Around the world Rödl & Partner today employs 4,200 people (previous year: 3.900) in 106 own offices in 49 countries. ›››

November 2015


Rödl & Partner mourns loss of founder Dr. Bernd Rödl

Nuremberg, 11.11.2015: The founder and senior partner of the international professional services firm Rödl & Partner, Dr. Bernd Rödl, passed away on 9th November 2015 at the age of 72 after suffering from cancer. Up to the end he carried on the fight against this terrible illness. Accordingly, last Wednesday he still participated actively in a supervisory board meeting. Like no other person he showed an almost superhuman strength in situations where others may have long given in to fear. “This is an irreplaceable loss to all the family, for Rödl & Partner and for the German business community”, said Christian Rödl. ›››

May 2015


Rödl & Partner boosts services for family-owned companies worldwide

Nuremberg, 05.05.2014: Rödl & Partner continues to increase market share for legal, tax, audit and consulting services provided to German family-owned companies. In the financial year closing December 31, 2014, the firm recorded a turnover of 321.1 million euros, an increase of 7.5%. In Germany turnover was 170 million euros (+5.7%) and the volume of business outside Germany rose to 151.1 million euros (+9.7%). The firm now employs 3,900 professionals in 102 own offices in 46 countries around the world. ›››

April 2015


Rödl & Partner advises Chinese Group Skyworth on Acquisition of Metz TV Division in Germany

Nuremberg, 28.04.2015: The Chinese electronics group Skyworth has taken over the TV division of the long-established Metz company based in Zirndorf in Bavaria, Germany, from the insolvency administrator Joachim Exner from Dr. Beck & Partner. This amounts to the most important investment the listed group has made in Germany. Skyworth will retain the production and development location at Zirndorf and will use the location to strengthen and expand the Metz brand. A large part of the recently employed 219 employees in the TV department of the manufacturer will keep their jobs. ›››


Rödl & Partner boosts presence in France / Nicola Lohrey to lead Paris Office / New Office in Strasbourg opened

Paris, 28/04/2015: The international professional services firm Rödl & Partner is significantly expanding its operations in France. On 1st of March 2015, Nicola Lohrey (46), previously head of the German Desk at Ernst & Young France and a well-known leader of the Franco-German business community, took over the leadership of the firm in France as a partner. On May 1, 2015 Rödl & Partner will open its second office in France in the European metropolis of Strasbourg. ›››

March 2015


Rödl & Partner advises private equity company MCI on acquisition of stake in online auction house Auctionata

Nuremberg, 30/03/2015 Polish private equity company MCI MANAGEMENT S.A. ( acquired a stake in the Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata AG ( through its private equity and venture capital fund MCI Capital Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych S.A.. ›››

December 2014


Rödl & Partner extends its management

Nuremberg, December 19, 2014: The international professional services firm Rödl & Partner will extend its existing five management partners to seven. As from January 1, 2015 Dr. José Campos Nave and Dr. Hans Weggenmann will strengthen the management body. ›››


German Federal Constitutional Court amends existing inheritance tax legislation / Rödl & Partner warns this may result in a higher tax burden for large family-owned companies

Karlsruhe/Nuremberg, December 17, 2014: The existing German inheritance and gift tax law is unconstitutional. The tax relief provisions foreseen by law concerning the transfer of business assets are in conflict with the principle of equality under constitutional law. This is according to a ruling made today by the German Federal Constitutional Court (Az.: 1 BvL 21/12). ›››

May 2014


Rödl & Partner strengthens position as leading professional services firm for German family-owned companies worldwide

Nuremberg, 20.05.2014: Rödl & Partner continues to expand its position as one of the leading international consulting and auditing firms for German family-owned companies. In the financial year ending 31 December 2013, turnover increased by 6.2% to reach 298.6 million euros. Turnover in Germany amounted to 160.9 million euros (up 4.6%), whereas business outside Germany increased by 8% to reach 137.7 million euros. The company now has 3,700 employees (up by 5.7%) in 94 wholly-owned offices around the world. ›››

April 2014


Rödl & Partner advises African Union Commission on Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility development funds for geothermal projects in East Africa

Nuremberg/Addis Ababa, April 17, 2014: The African Union Commission (AUC), Africa's counterpart to the EU commission, plans to extensively promote the use of geothermal energy in East Africa. In co-operation with the German KfW Development Bank, the AUC has created the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF), a development fund as a market incentive program for the energy markets of Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ruanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The objective of the GRMF is to encourage public and private investors (project developers) to develop geothermal projects for power generation in Eastern Africa by providing cost share grants for surface studies and drilling of reservoir exploration wells. 50 million Euros have been committed for projects that shall subsequently lead to electricity generation in Eastern Africa. ›››

February 2014


Rödl & Partner Prepares Development Funds for Deep Geothermal Projects in South America

Nuremberg, 12.02.2014: CAF –development bank of Latin America– and KfW - German development Bank, with financing from European Commission have commissioned a consortium under the management of Rödl & Partner in cooperation with the Geothermie Neubrandenburg (GTN) in Germany and Chile, Mannvit (Island) and the legal firm Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (BMAJ, Chile) with the elaboration of a concept for a multi-million development fund for deep geothermal projects in South America. ›››


Study: Renewables remain competitive in spite of decreasing state funding

» Patchwork funding slows down expansion of renewables
» Very good investment opportunities in markets with a low renewable energy market share such as in France, Malaysia, China and South Africa
» Energy from regenerative sources will in future increasingly be produced to market prices

January 2014


Italy: Milan team of M&A law firm BLF moves to Rödl & Partner

Milan, 13th January, 2014: Rödl & Partner, the international firm for legal, tax, audit and management consulting, strengthens its M&A practice in Italy. On 01.01.2014, the Milan team of the M&A focused law firm BLF studio legale under the management of senior partner Daniele Bonvicini moved in its entirety to Rödl & Partner. ›››

December 2013


Anti-Dumping Duties on Imports from China: Companies Circumventing Duties Face Heavy Penalties

» German Customs authorities examine suspected cases of fraud
» Customs expert Isabel Ludwig: "Importers are liable for false declaration of products"

Nuremberg, 9th December, 2013: New import duties came into effect Friday for solar products (panels, cells and wafers) from selected Chinese manufacturers. On average the punitive duty amounts to 47.7 per cent. This decision taken by the European commission on 02.12.2013 extends the existing regulations by a further two years. ›››

July 2013


Study: Private equity sector growth with medium-sized companies / Financial resources available for investments increase again

» Focus on medium-sized companies: investments up to 50 million euros increase
» Health sector and mechanical and plant engineering most attractive for investors
» Bavaria top target for private equity investments

Munich, 4th July, 2013: Private equity companies focussed on medium-sized companies are enjoying an upswing. Greater financial resources are available again for 2013. The competition for attractive companies will, however, continue to intensify and the prices for acquisitions are increasing. Inflated purchase prices are consequently deal killer no. 1. ›››

June 2013


Rödl & Partner appoints 24 new partners worldwide

Nuremberg, 19.06.2013: Rödl & Partner, the international firm for audit, legal, management and tax consulting, has appointed 24 new partners and 43 new associate partners. All the new partners were personally introduced and honoured at a gala event in the course of the “International Convention” of the firm in Nuremberg. Twelve of the new partners are active in Germany and the other twelve partners are active in offices in China, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Hungary and the US. ›››

April 2013


Rödl & Partner achieves strong growth / Dynamic increase in offices worldwide

» Total turnover grows by 14.1% to 281.3 million euros
» Number of employees rises from 3,200 to 3,500
» Exclusive study: family-owned companies accelerate strategic expansion


Rödl & Partner strengthens tax law practice in Hamburg with Dr. Florian Haase

Hamburg, 16.04.2013: Rödl & Partner continues to promote growth of the tax law practice. On May 1, 2013, the well-known tax law practitioner Dr. Florian Haase (38) will return from DLA Piper back to the Hamburg office of Rödl & Partner, where he previously worked from 2008 to 2011. As a partner, Haase will be responsible for the area of international tax law for Hamburg and northern Germany and expand the department. ›››

March 2013

Munich, 04.03.2013

Rödl & Partner's transaction practice in Munich bolstered with high-profile hires

» Thomas Fräbel Joins Rödl & Partner From Hengeler Mueller
» Finance Expert Jessica Klein Is Welcomed Back From White & Case

Munich, 04.03.2013: Rödl & Partner continues to expand its transactions practice in the Munich office. On 01.03.2013, Thomas Fräbel (35) joined the M&A Team based in our office in Munich, having departed from the business law firm Hengeler Mueller. Fräbel will be Associate Partner in the team led by Dr. Oliver Schmitt and advise clients on issues related to company law, M&A, financing, capital market legislation and restructuring. In addition, we welcomed back finance and M&A expert Jessica Klein (31), who came back to Rödl & Partner from White & Case at the turn of the year. ›››

November 2012

Prague, 30.11.2012

Czech Republic: Rödl & Partner named the law firm of the year in the category of tax law

Rödl & Partner, an international firm for consulting and auditing services, was honoured as the "Czech Law Firm of the Year 2012" in the category of tax law. This award is the highest possible accolade bestowed upon law firms in the Czech Republic. ›››

Nuremberg, 19.11.2012

Germany: Rödl & Partner has become the law firm of the year in M&A

British magazine "Lawyer Monthly" 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.

September 2012

Nuremberg, 26.09.2012

Cuts in incentives drive international operations of the renewable energy industry/ Green electricity is nearing market price in many countries

Cuts in feed-in tariffs and the market saturation in Germany boost offshore investments of the renewable energy industry players. While the domestic demand, e.g. for solar power plants, collapsed, the expansion of Germany's photovoltaic business into China, Turkey, South Africa, Southern Europe and the USA is booming. ›››

August 2012

Nuremberg, 23.08.2012

Symposium: Renewable energy in global focus / en route to grid parity?

The future development of renewable energy sources is crucial for the energy transition both in Germany and worldwide. Key players from the energy industry will meet in Nuremberg for the second time to discuss the current trends. ›››

June 2012

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February 2011


Fair competition essential for Auditors /
Rödl & Partner calls for real EU Reform in the Interest of Family-owned enterprises

November 2010

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July 2009


Rödl & Partner records further growth

> Fee income up by 8.6 per cent to € 209.4 million
> New offices in UK, Vietnam, South Africa and US