AI Issue 9 2017

44 Acquisition International - September 2017 Wülfing Zeuner Rechel (WZR) is a law firm, focused on offering legal services to medium sized cases. The firm was delighted to achieve the Exclusive Leading Adviser of the Year – Germany accolade, as part of the Leading Adviser Awards 2017. To mark this success, we interviewed Dr. Thomas Wülfing, the founding partner, to find out more about the firm’s impressive track record in the provision of legal services. ülfing Zeuner Rechel WZR) emerged from another law firm, back in 2005. The founding members were Dr. Thomas Wülfing, Rafael Villena y Scheffler, Prof. Dr. Mark Zeuner and Dr. Hans-Peter Rechel. Since then, the law firm has steadily grown and has taken on more partners over the years. Since the establishment of the law firm, the team has continued to grow. Today, there are more than 20 professionals (i.e. lawyers and tax consultants) working for WZR. WZR operates offices in Hamburg, Cologne, Rostock, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Schwerin, Dubai, Beijing, Tehran and Zurich. Together with two in-house tax consulting firms and an associated audit firm, Wülfing Zeuner Rechel (WZR) offers fully integrated services. Therefore, WZR is considered a multi-disciplinary law firm that covers business and corporate and tax law, but also more specialised areas such as labour law, IT law and inheritance law. Dr. Thomas Wülfing starts by revealing how the firm stands out in the work they do and the strong support given to clients. He also outlines the legal areas the firm specialises in. “The firm stands out through its personal approach to its clients and its pragmatic view, as well as both our approach and philosophy. WZR is well- known for its non-bureaucratic and straightforward support, in often long-lasting relationships with our clients. “Our renowned law firm supports clients in both the shaping and realising of their visions. The co- operation between WZR and our clients is based on already long-lasting relationships and an efficient and transparent fee structure, which is particularly important for clients. Company: Wülfing Zeuner Rechel (WZR) Name: Dr Thomas Wülfing (Marketing: Daniel Wietstock) Email: Web Address: Address: Lehmweg 17 D–20251 Hamburg, Germany Telephone: +49 40 480 639 0 WÜLFING ZEUNER RECHEL Partnerschaft Rechtsanwälte WZR Successful Multi- Disciplinary Law Firm W 1612CV41 “WZR offers comprehensive support for medium- sized client cases. In addition to commercial, corporate and tax law, the portfolio of services they offer also includes insolvency administration, restructuring advice, labour law, as well as IP, IT and copyright laws. Moreover, the firm has a decentralised focus on the other fields, such as criminal tax law as well as banking and inheritance law consulting.” Dr. Wülfing then keenly tells us how it feels to be selected as Exclusive Leading Adviser of the Year – Germany, as part of the Leading Adviser Awards 2017, in his own words. “It is an honour for our law firm to be part of the Leading Adviser Awards 2017. The appreciation and recognition associated with it is based on the professional and competent work of all members of the WZR Group. Every employee plays a significant role in the continuous success of the firm and is, therefore, also responsible for the award. “As part of the Leading Adviser Awards 2017, our task is to maintain the high-quality service and the professionalism towards the clients. Our goal is to successfully complete a financial year and to build on it during the next year. For us, success means, firstly, to have satisfied clients and to build professional relationships with them for many years. A successful and always trusting collaboration between consultants, employees and clients is the basis for mutual success. In addition, this award is the acknowledgement of our long-term work. The personal commitment and the trustworthy approach to the client, leads to the conclusion that the path that was taken, is the right one.” Dr. Thomas Wülfing as the founding and responsible partner of WZR is the leading specialist in the areas of corporate law, commercial law and tax law. He is also the managing director of WZR Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft mbH and WVS Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH. He advises the managing directors, board members and partners of well-known companies in all matters of national and international commercial law. He is a praised consultant in resolving corporate conflicts, conducting complex business transactions and developing tax-optimising strategies. “The appreciation and recognition associated with it is based on the professional and competent work of all members of the WZR Group.”