“Shaping the future in a fair and responsible manner” is one of the guidelines of Rittershaus. What we consider important when it comes to our relationship with clients, applies equally to our employees and others we interact with within the context of our firm.
We foster social engagement and actively involve ourselves – culturally, socially, and politically – in the civic life of the regions where our offices are based.
Making a contribution in the form of charitable donations is part of who we are. When it comes to making suggestions and choosing initiatives or institutions to be supported by us, we deliberately involve all our employees and, by doing so, encourage their personal commitment.
Rittershaus is also passionate about training people. Whether it is apprentices who are training to become paralegals or notary’s assistants or law students on summer internships or completing their studies during their legal clerkship, they all form part of our “Fohlenstall” pool of up-and-coming talents and are made most welcome. We consider them to be our future. The engagement of our lawyers also extends to universities where many of them deliver lectures.
To show our commitment to the promotion of a sustainable, social, and inclusive economy, we have joined “esela – the legal network for social impact”, an international association of lawyers, investors, institutions, and scientists who specialise in legal topics that are specifically related to sustainability. esela is involved in the shaping of politics and the law to promote the development of a sustainable economic order at international level. As part of that commitment, we also support the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) when it comes to theoretical questions concerning the German legal system – only one of the many other pro bono engagements of our colleagues.