Corporate & public affairs

We advise clients on how political, societal and economic developments might affect their business model, and how clients should strategically position themselves in this context.

This includes advice and counsel in advocating client positions, and recommendations for optimal government relations and corporate affairs organisational structures. Societal trends not only require companies to continually reassess their market position and adjust their business model, if necessary, they also offer new opportunities. Only an integrated approach that consistently maps and targets all relevant stakeholders can create a solid foundation for sustainable corporate success.
Ongoing monitoring of the political and regulatory environment and the credible promotion of legitimate client interests secure the “license to operate” and create new business and growth opportunities.

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Martin Bury Managing Partner
Active in Berlin
+49 30 59 00 46 911
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Martin Bury heads the Corporate Affairs & Public Strategies Practice which focuses on strategic advisory and corporate positioning as well as on stakeholder communications in connection with capital markets transactions. 

The banker and business administration graduate was a member of the management board of Lehman Brothers Bankhaus AG in Frankfurt and Managing Director of the European investment banking division. He covered clients in transportation, logistics, infrastructure and the public sector. Prior to that, he was Minister of State for Europe and Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor and, from 1990 to 2005, a member of the Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag).

Corporate/Public affairs strategy & advocacy

We analyse the effect of a company’s political, societal and corporate environment on its business model and develop possible approaches that reduce potential risks while creating new opportunities.

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We advise companies on their strategic positioning in the political and societal landscape. We support our clients to credibly promote their legitimate interests by engaging with policymakers, regulators, and the public on both the national and European level of government.

In the course of a political and regulatory due diligence we provide clients with analyses of the political and regulatory environment of a transaction or investment decision.

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Martin Bury Managing Partner
Active in Berlin
+49 30 59 00 46 911
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Martin Bury heads the Corporate Affairs & Public Strategies Practice which focuses on strategic advisory and corporate positioning as well as on stakeholder communications in connection with capital markets transactions. 

The banker and business administration graduate was a member of the management board of Lehman Brothers Bankhaus AG in Frankfurt and Managing Director of the European investment banking division. He covered clients in transportation, logistics, infrastructure and the public sector. Prior to that, he was Minister of State for Europe and Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor and, from 1990 to 2005, a member of the Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag).
Henriette Peucker Partner
Active in Berlin, Brüssel
+4930590046912
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Henriette Peucker works from the Berlin office in the Corporate Affairs & Public Strategies Practice. She focuses on advising companies in strategic stakeholder communications and especially on how to position themselves and advocate their interests in the political sphere.

Henriette joined HERING SCHUPPENER in 2010 from Deutsche Börse Group where she was Head of European Public Affairs. Between 1997 and 2002, she worked in the investment banking divisions of Schroders and Citigroup in London and before that in the French public affairs consultancy ESL&Network in Paris and Brussels. Henriette graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
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Competition & trade cases

Merger analysis, state aid, trade disputes and cartels – the result of competition procedures by both the EU Commission and national competition authorities – are of enormous importance to affected companies and sectors.

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We help companies devise effective political and communications strategies to ensure the regulatory process takes place in the best possible context.

This can focus on industrial policy, consumer interest and welfare, the effects on employees and regions, as well as the consequences for the European Union as a whole.

Of particular importance is the political dimension of merger control procedures in major cross-border transactions.

On a national level, we develop and execute communications and third party strategies around transactions facing antitrust and regulatory reviews, including those requiring AWG or CFIUS clearance.

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Dr. Nikolaus Tacke Managing Director
Active in Brüssel
+32 2 89 331 11
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Dr. Nikolaus Tacke is Managing Director of the Brussels Office of Hering Schuppener’s Corporate Affairs & Public Strategies Practice.

He joined Hering Schuppener in April 2016, after spending eight years as chief lobbyist of The Coca-Cola Company in Brussels. In this position he was responsible for political analysis, strategies and campaigns in view of existing law, political and societal pressure or future regulation.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Nikolaus Tacke worked in the public affairs department of a global agribusiness company in Brussels and headed the office of a multinational PR agency in Berlin. He holds a PhD in Egyptology and has published a number of books and articles on Ancient Egyptian language, religion and art.
Christoph Bertram Partner
Active in Berlin, Brüssel
+32 2 89443 71
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Christoph Bertram has led the build-up of the Brussels office. His focus in Germany and Europe is on advising companies on European anti-trust procedures and regulatory advocacy.

 He joined HERING SCHUPPENER after six years in politics and social entrepreneurship, where he was among other things a founding member of the Hertie School of Governance. In previous roles, he worked inter alia as personal assistant to Lord Ralf Dahrendorf in the House of Lords, at the ZEIT foundation and at Teach First Deutschland. Christoph studied European competition law, political science, economics and public law in Berkeley, York, Hamburg and in London at the LSE and King’s College.
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