Who we are
Artax Rufil Consulting is a German-international business consultancy with locations in Waldshut, Basel, Shanghai, Moscow and Boston. We advise and support medium-sized companies, international investors and wealthy individuals in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, China, Russia, the USA and worldwide. Our core competencies are international corporate and strategic consulting, business process outsourcing, as well as tax and legal in China and Russia.
“We solve problems, provide solutions and optimize international tax and business strategies. Thereby, we break new ground, set new standards and improve the quality of life of our employees, clients and investors!“
Our corporate principles
In our daily operations, work and cooperation with our customers, colleagues and business partners, we adhere to the Artax Rufil Consulting Corporate Principles:
- Customer and service orientation: We help our customers in China, Russia, the USA and worldwide. We think and act in a customer-oriented manner and give our best, to solve our client’s problems. Our attitude towards customers is always friendly and respectable.
- Respect and fairness: We always treat other people with respect and fairness. This applies to the treatment of our customers, colleagues, suppliers, applicants and all other business partners.
- Camaraderie and collegiality: We are cooperative, cordial and helpful to our colleagues. We help each other with work and support one another.
- Responsibility and honesty: We are solution-oriented, responsible and honest. If we make a mistake, we will admit this, apologise and correct it. We tell the truth.
- Courtesy and reliability: If we arrange appointments or make promises to our customers, colleagues and executives, we will adhere to them. Should we not be able to keep an appointment or promise, we will inform you as soon as possible.
The adherence to these principles by all employees and executives of Artax Rufil Consulting is a promise to our clients. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. Should you as our customer not be satisfied by our services or get the impression that we have fallen short of our promises, please let us know so that we can improve our services. Your direct contact persons for all quality topics and suggestions for improvement are the managing directors and owners Mr. Philipp Rowe and Mr. Jürgen Bächle.
Our corporate history
Artax Rufil Consulting is an international management consultancy with locations in Germany, Switzerland, China, Russia and the USA. Artax Rufil Consulting was formed in 2017 through the merger of two companies – Artax – Tax Consultants and International Tax Consultants – and RUFIL CONSULTING – Accounting and Management in Russia.
The company artax – Tax consultants and consultants for international tax law – was founded by Mr. Jürgen Bächle (Tax consultant and Consultant for international tax law) in 1989 in Germany. Since 2004, Tax and business consulting has been provided for German clients in China. Their own representative office in China was opened in 2006 in the German Business Center in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Pudong in Shanghai. In 2010, this representative office was converted into a limited liability company under Chinese law.
The company RUFIL CONSULTING – Accounting & Management in Russia – was founded in 2007 by Philipp Rowe in Moscow to help German and international companies in Russia.
Why have artax and RUFIL CONSULTING merged in 2017? Why did the owners Jürgen Bächle and Philipp Rowe decide to merge their companies?
More locations. By merging the two companies into Artax Rufil Consulting, the joint venture now has its own locations in Germany, Switzerland, China, Russia and the USA. Thus, it covers exactly the countries that are particularly important for the foreign business of German and European companies. China, Russia and the USA are among the most important export markets. In addition, we are now represented in the countries that make the largest investments in Germany, Switzerland and Europe.
Larger and higher quality range of services. The merger enables Artax Rufil Consulting to provide international tax and business consulting at the highest level in China and Russia in our four office languages German, English, Chinese and Russian. In addition, the intercontinentally networked Artax Rufil Consulting offices in Shanghai, Moscow, Boston, Waldshut-Tiengen and Basel provide the professional services needed for a foreign engagement.
Personal reasons. The founders and owners Jürgen Bächle and Philipp Rowe run the company Artax Rufil Consulting jointly. With the common goal – supporting German and international customers in their worldwide business – they share the tasks and responsibilities of corporate management, complementing each other with their personal strengths and inclinations.
Jürgen Bächle is the Managing Director in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. As a German Tax Consultant and Consultant for international tax law with a long international experience, he leads large and important consulting projects personally. An important part of his job in the company is the transfer of his knowledge to the Artax Rufil Consulting experts in China and Russia, as well as the control of the quality of the services provided to clients.
Philipp Rowe is the Managing Director in Russia and China. He has a long and intensive experience abroad (as an independent businessman in Moscow since 2007) and is permanently present in Moscow and Shanghai. One of his key responsibilities in the day-to-day business is to ensure that our customers are satisfied and that employees are properly employed and motivated.
There are currently about 30 employees working at our sites in Waldshut-Tiengen, Basel, Moscow and Shanghai. These include German tax consultants, lawyers and management consultants with international specialization, as well as highly qualified jurists, local accountants, auditors and experts in International Finance Reporting (IFRS, US GAAP, Swiss GAAP, HGB, Russian Accounting Standards, Chinese Accounting Standards).