Finance and Consulting

After Frankfurt, Düsseldorf is Germany’s second-largest banking centre. In international terms, its advantage over other German financial locations lies in the fact that it is home to a number of foreign banks for whom corporate banking is a crucial factor.

For consultancies and law firms, Düsseldorf, being the site of numerous major concern headquarters, constitutes the gateway to mandates from industry and a huge market. It can provide the appropriate advice and support to international companies, whatever their sector, size or country of origin.

Facts and figures

Banking center

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  • Number 1 in NRW and among the top 3 nation-wide
  • 227 financial institutions that function as headquarters
  • 94 institutions listed with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Around 19,500 salaried employees 
  • Home to international banks, such as HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, MUFG Bank Europe, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bank of China Düsseldorf Branch, I ndustrial and Commercial Bank of China, Banque Européene Crédit Mutuel, GarantiBank International N.V., Targobank
  • Fintechs: Auxmoney, Ebury, Compeon

Legal advice and management consulting

  • Top location for legal advice in Germany
  • Over 1,300 law offices and 6,000 salaried employees
  • Most important place of jurisdiction for European patent disputes
  • Over 880 auditing firms with around 9,900 employees