Local Lounge Düsseldorf

The metropolis on the Rhine continues to exert a great attraction on companies. Düsseldorf is the city in Germany where the second most DAX companies have their headquarters. Many multinational players from a wide variety of industries have chosen Düsseldorf as their European base and for Japan the city has been the most important control centre on the European continent for many years.

The participants of the lounge benefit from exciting discussion topics, an intensive dialogue between entrepreneurs and business experts and networking at eye level.

Head of Lounge Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Robert Risse

Robert Risse, attorney at law and graduate in finance, has been teaching the Master’s course in Digitalization & Tax Law (LL.M.) at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration since May 2020 and has been honorary professor for tax compliance and application-oriented tax planning at the Chair for Business Taxation at the University of Leipzig since August 2017.

From January 2000 to May 2020, he headed the tax and customs department of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and was previously Head of the Tax and Risk Management Department of Deutsche Post AG from 1997 to 1999 and responsible for the tax department of Mannesmann AG from 1991 to 1996.

What awaits you in the Lounge Düsseldorf

The Local Lounge Düsseldorf takes place in the historic premises of the “Industrie-Club Düsseldorf”. The “Industrie-Club Düsseldorf” sees itself as a meeting place for the exchange of ideas between leading personalities in the Rhine and Ruhr region and as a forum for trusting cooperation. In a relaxed atmosphere, participants have the opportunity to be inspired by the lectures at the evening events, make new contacts and cultivate relationships with colleagues.

You can expect cross-legal lecture evenings in the tension between science, state and economy as well as lively discussions on internationally relevant topics among experts. In exclusive discussion groups, participants learn first-hand about the necessary background and analysis for understanding complex legal processes and economic interrelationships. The Local Lounge Düsseldorf thus offers an excellent framework for networking, inter-professional exchange of experience and lateral thinking.