About usOur history
The history of our company began in 1964, when Hans-Jürgen Werner, a graduate in business administration, set up his own business as tax advisor. He started his business with one client only which still has the confidence in the WLP´s advice. Because of a steadily growth of his own business he was able to quit his part-time employment that he has practiced in parallel at this time.
From the very beginning his business was located in Hamburg. From this location Hans-Jürgen Werner supervised clients from northern of Germany and Berlin and was always able to convince them through quality and reliability. Because of recommendations of satisfied clients his business continued to grow. In the end of 1998 the single-partner practice of Hans-Jürgen Werner was reorganized into Werner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbh and had seven employees.
In 1999 André Marius Le Prince, a graduate in business administration, tax advisor and public auditor, joined the company as a partner and applied for an extension of the name to Werner Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbh. In 2000 the company was subsequently renamed to Werner & Le Prince GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft.
Under the supervision of André the range of services of the company was extended to capital procurement, wealth planning, tax optimization and tax support in complex company restructurings and business succession.
In 2001 Petra Lorey, a graduate in business administration, tax advisor and public auditor, joined the company as a partner and continued to expand our audit department. She joined the management board in 2002.
In 2005 Fredrik Drefahl, Master of Fiscal Affairs and tax advisor, joined the company and became a reliable member of staff in tax planning and tax structuring in a short period of time. After passing the examination required for the appointment as public auditor he became partner and member of the management board in 2011.
Today WLP employs approximately 30 staff in Hamburg and Hannover. Hans-Jürgen Werner still provides advice services for clients and our team.