The professional services firm BRL BOEGE ROHDE LUEBBEHUESEN based in Hamburg and the tax consultancy and auditing firm PGW PETERS GÖTZA WELGE based in Bielefeld have joined forces. This move has PGW expand its portfolio of services significantly in strategic terms.
The two firms’ aim is to enable small and medium-sized enterprises, which are particularly strong in the East Westphalia-Lippe region, to benefit from their alliance. For this purpose, PGW and BRL will be offering comprehensive multidisciplinary consultancy services at the Bielefeld location, leveraging their unique strengths in an ideal way. PGW will contribute its sophisticated know-how and in-depth expertise in the fields of tax consultancy and auditing. BRL will add to the local office primarily the areas of legal services, restructuring advice, Risk Advisory Services (RAS), as well as restructuring and insolvency consultancy. In addition, the joining of forces has synergy effects in the fields of tax consultancy and auditing, which will even enhance the firms’ professional excellence and thus will strengthen and expand their portfolio.
By joining forces in this way, the two firms are formalizing what has been a close cooperation since 2016.
"For BRL, setting up a full-service office in Bielefeld together with PGW is another milestone in the firm's 15-year history," comments attorney Dr Rüdiger Brock, partner, BRL. “East Westphalia-Lippe is a highly attractive commercial hub with growing demand for legal services and consultancy from SMEs. A flat hierarchy, teamwork and a spirit of togetherness have always been part of the DNA of both PGW and BRL, and our new partnership founded on deep personal trust will make this foundation even stronger. For BRL, the Bielefeld office will become the third full-service location aside from Hamburg and Berlin.
"For PGW, joining forces with BRL is the gateway to full-service multidisciplinary consultancy in the East Westphalia-Lippe region," comments tax consultant and attorney Dr Peter Peters, co-founder of PGW, and he defines a clear target: “Five years from now, the firm will be able to consolidate and even expand its position as go-to firm for SME clients in the region. We are building the foundation for this together with BRL as we want to become one and grow together."
PGW currently has a team of over 40 in Bielefeld. BRL staff will be added to the local team, and the firms intend to increase the Bielefeld headcount beyond that.