Many of our clients see Rödl & Partner as an ideal partner for their international growth. We have a history which becomes clear to everybody working with us. We’re proud of what we have achieved as entrepreneurs. We believe this is precisely why many true entrepreneurs like our approach.

Rödl & Partner was founded in 1977 as a single practice in Nuremberg, Germany, by Bernd Rödl (1943-2015), a German solicitor who later also qualified as a German chartered accountant. Since the end of 2010 the management of the firm is led by Prof. Dr. Christian Rödl. 

The firm became a well-known regional and national practice in Germany, expanding into East Germany when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. We were one of the first West German law and consulting firms to do so. Our first office outside Germany opened in 1989 in Prague, followed by offices in Budapest and Warsaw in 1990 and 1991. Rödl & Partner rapidly expanded across central and eastern Europe. We were the first western law firm in many post-communist countries. Offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Bratislava, Bucharest, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Chisinau, Minsk and other locations followed. Today we have six offices in Poland.

In 1994 Rödl & Partner became the first non-Chinese firm to obtain a license to offer both legal services and accounting services in the People’s Republic of China. Offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing and Guangzhou opened, followed by regional offices in Singapore and Jakarta. 

Our expansion in western Europe and the Americas began in 1998 when our first office in Italy opened. Today we have four offices in Italy - Rome, Milan, Padova and Bolzano. Offices in the US, Spain, France, Brazil, Switzerland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, India, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa and, in 2008, the UK followed.

Milestones in the development of Rödl & Partner

2020 Rödl & Partner is now present with 109 own offices in 49 countries

2019 Opening of new offices in Uzbekistan (Tashkent) and Brazil (after Sao Paulo and Curitiba now in Campinas as well)

2018  News offices in Portugal (Lisbon and Porto) and Austria (after Vienna now in Linz as well)

2017  Offices are opened in Curitiba and Copenhagen

2016  Turnover grows by 8.1% to a record value of 386.2 million euros

2015  Rödl & Partner opens its 100th office in Bielefeld

2014  First offices open in Ethiopia, Kenya and Myanmar

2013  First offices open in Azerbaijan, Finland and Cyprus

2011  First office in Mexico opens

2010  Rödl & Partner provides consulting services to clients in 84 offices in 37 countries worldwide

2008  Rödl & Partner has offices in 25 countries in Europe and 40 worldwide; first office in Africa opens (Johannesburg, South Africa)
2005  First office in Brazil opens
2003  Company presence in the United Arab Emirates developed
2001  Recognised as one of Europe's 500 companies – the 500 fastest growing companies in Europe by Entrepreneurs for Growth
2000  Development of Rödl & Partner USA
1998  The Jakarta office begins the successful development of Rödl & Partner in South East Asia
1994  Development of strong presence in China

1992  First office in Russia opens
1989  Beginning of the development in central and eastern Europe
1977  Firm founded by Dr. Bernd Rödl in Nuremberg, Germany