Russell Bedford International has announced the appointment of Doberenz und Partner as the global accounting group's new member firm in Hamburg, Germany.
Doberenz und Partner is an audit, accounting and tax consulting partnership, founded in 2004 by the merger of two long-established practices. Two additional well-established practices were added via mergers in 2008.
The firm is led by five partners.
Dr. Michael Doberenz has been a certified tax advisor (Steuerberater) for more than 20 years and a qualified auditor (Wirtschaftsprüfer) for some 17 years. He began his career in the banking sector, and then spent several years with a middle-ranking Hamburg-based audit and tax consulting practice before the creation of the present firm. His specialist fields are audit and business appraisal.
Johannes Lorenzen is qualified as a certified tax advisor and as an auditor. He has spent much of his career in medium-sized audit and tax consulting practices. He specialises in audit, IFRS, insolvency and trusts. He is a member of two supervisory boards, and he is co-author of a handbook on accounting.
Sven Rothenbacher has been a certified tax advisor since 1997. He is a specialist in domestic and international tax. After his initial training in tax consultancy, Sven gained several years experience as a manager in a medium-sized audit and tax consulting practice.
Dr. Rolf Dröge is also a certified tax advisor and qualified auditor. After his studies he gained experience as a financial controller in industry and in insolvency administration before joining a Hamburg-based audit practice. He has specialist expertise in business analysis, audit and tax planning.
Burghard Solinsky has been a certified tax advisor since 2003. He gained several years’ experience with two medium-sized audit and tax consulting firms in Hamburg. Before joining Doberenz und Partner, he took over the tax consulting practice of another certified tax advisor. His specialist areas are tax and corporate planning.
The partners are supported by a team of over 25 staff comprising accountants, tax specialists and other business management related personnel.
The firm’s main activities are auditing and tax consulting, general business and accounting services, as well as corporate finance and management consultancy.
Clients range from private individuals and sole traders, through partnerships, to private and public corporations.
Legal services are provided via a cooperation arrangement with a firm of lawyers in adjacent offices.
Explaining his firm's decision to join Russell Bedford International, partner Burghard Solinsky commented, "With the globalisation of business, clients are increasingly seeking advice and assistance in many countries. As part of Russell Bedford, we can offer our clients a global approach. In addition, membership of the worldwide network will provide our firm with many new opportunities for international participation and cooperation, which we will greatly welcome."
In addition to the new Hamburg member, Russell Bedford has firms in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.
For more information, contact Johannes Lorenzen or Burghard Solinsky on +49 40 46064-0.
About Russell Bedford International
Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International (russellbedford.com) is a global network of independent accountancy firms, business consultants and specialist legal advisers.
Ranked as one of the world's top 15 accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 200 offices in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.
In January 2008 Russell Bedford International was named one of the first 17 full members of the IFAC Forum of Firms after reporting it had implemented a globally coordinated quality assurance programme, committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and met other specific ethics requirements.