Rödl & Partner strengthens legal counsel in China with a new partner Ralph Koppitz

Shanghai, Nuremberg, November 17, 2023: The international professional service firm Rödl & Partner is further expanding its legal advisory services in Shanghai. Since November 1, 2023, the renowned German China expert and lawyer Ralph Koppitz (55) has been strengthening Rödl & Partner's legal advisory team in Shanghai as a partner. 

Ralph Koppitz has more than 25 years of experience in the Chinese market. Most recently, he led the Shanghai office of an international law firm from 2002 to 2020. His practice focuses on corporate, employment and contract law as well as supporting German NGOs in the Chinese market. Mr. Koppitz is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. 

Sebastian Wiendieck, lawyer, partner and head of legal practice in China, says: “With Ralph Koppitz, we are gaining a colleague who is eminently respectable in the local German community here. He will optimally complement and expand our team and range of counsel services. I am really looking forward to working with him. With his professional expertise and extensive experience in the Chinese market, we can offer our predominantly German, but also international clients an even broader and excellent range of counsel services. With him, we are sharpening our profile as the first port of call for German companies in the Chinese market, especially when it comes to the complex legal issues in various areas of law.” 

Prof. Dr. Peter Bömelburg, Managing Partner of Rödl & Partner, adds: "We are very delighted to be working with such a renowned colleague. Ralph Koppitz will enable us to continue our successful expansion in China and to tailor our comprehensive legal counsel even more specifically to the needs of our clients." 

“Rödl & Partner enjoys an excellent reputation in China for its interdisciplinary counsel in the areas of law, tax and auditing,” says partner Ralph Koppitz. “In view of the changing geopolitical situation and the complex issues facing German companies, China is a challenging but also promising market. With over 5,000 German companies in the local, we recognize a significant demand for counsel, especially on new topics such as the Supply Chain Due Diligence or data protection and cross-border data transfer. We offer customized solutions in language German from a single source. I am looking forward to working with the team to shape and develop our growth in China.” 

Over 25 years of experience: Rödl & Partner in China

As one of the first German professional services firms, Rödl & Partner has been successfully operating in China for over 25 years and has offices in Beijing, Canton (Guangzhou), Shanghai, Taicang and Hong Kong (SAR). At all locations, Rödl & Partner offers German-language services in the fields of legal advisory, tax advisory, auditing and business process outsourcing. This comprehensive one-stop counsel is a decisive advantage for clients in the success of their business activities in China.

With a strong team of 150 employees in China, Rödl & Partner mainly supports German and European companies that are represented in China by subsidiaries, branches and individual projects or that want to become involved in the Chinese market.

For the Chinese-language version of this press release, please click here 


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