Rödl & Partner South Africa expands advisory services with engagement of local industry professional Steve Robinson


Johannesburg, 2 February 2022: Rödl & Partner South Africa has added significant bench strength to drive its advisory services with the appointment of Steve Robinson (62), with 30 years of experience as an audit partner with a Big 4 firm.


„The arrival of Steve Robinson as Director and Head of Advisory Services will further strengthen the reliable and trustful partnership with our primarily German and Austrian clients active in South Africa, many of whom are also supported by Rödl & Partner around the globe," said Dr. José Campos Nave, Managing Partner and responsible for Africa at Rödl & Partner. "Bringing Steve on board allows us to proactively expand our portfolio and, to the benefit of our clients, provide a truly integrated services offering from a single source."


From its offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Rödl & Partner South Africa provides attest/audit, business process outsourcing (BPO), legal, tax and IT consulting services. Recent changes in legislation and self-imposed restrictions relating to audit independence has forced larger firms to move away from rendering advisory work on their audit clients. Consequently, Rödl & Partner sees enormous opportunities to expand these services into the South African and African markets, also by way of leveraging its well-established international expertise in this field.


"Over the past several years, we have been focused on building transactional depth in multiple disciplines, including consulting and legal services," said Dieter Sommer, Partner, Chartered Accountant (SA) and country head South Africa. "The addition of this exceptional manager with real dealmakers qualities positions us as a premiere firm in the market, capable of meeting client needs from origination to securitization and all points in between."


Aside from the existing Rödl & Partner client base, there are a number of large German, Japanese and US automotive companies with significant investments in production plants in South Africa that supply local and international markets. The goal of Rödl & Partner is to assist these corporates with comprehensive advisory and regulatory services.


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Dr. José A. Campos Nave

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