Heiko Maas to join GSK Stockmann as partner

The former Federal Minister of Justice and Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs will become a partner of the corporate law firm GSK Stockmann at the beginning of 2023 and will be based in Berlin.

Heiko Maas will be advising domestic and international industrial clients, particularly those subject to government regulation. The firm sees great potential in his wealth of experience helping to shape significant transformation processes in business and society as well as his network both in Germany and abroad. With offices in Germany, Luxembourg and London, GSK Stockmann focuses on advising clients in the real estate, public sector, financial services and funds, capital markets, mobility, energy and healthcare sectors and has significant expertise in providing regulatory advice. With his experience and expertise, the addition of Heiko Maas is a promising development that will help to strategically expand the firm’s range of advisory services in Germany and abroad. As Federal Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas headed the body responsible for steering regulatory measures and implementing international agreements in the Federal Republic of Germany. As former Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, he is very familiar with the challenges companies face when competing in the international arena.

Oliver Glück, Managing Partner at GSK Stockmann: “With the arrival of Heiko Maas, we are very pleased to be welcoming someone with such a wide range of experience and skills, who will help to further advance our law firm in terms of expertise and strategy. His knowledge of the transformative changes – such as digitalisation, global economic interdependencies or climate change – that will shape our economy and society in the coming years and decades will be very helpful in further expanding our business.”

Jan Kehrberg, partner at the Berlin office and member of the Management Board at GSK Stockmann: “As a high-profile politician, Heiko Maas has a lot of experience in shaping regulatory processes. This will help our entire team to further enhance our competitive edge.”

Heiko Maas: “The world is in upheaval. We are living in demanding times, in which companies also find themselves faced with new challenges at an ever-accelerating pace. As my political career draws to a close, I am very pleased to be returning to my original profession as a lawyer at such a well-established, renowned law firm where I will be able to manage advisory processes from both a strategic and operational standpoint and put my entire wealth of experience to use at the service of clients.”

Heiko Maas (56) served as the German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2018 to 2021 and Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection from 2013 to 2018. He has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2017. From 2012 to 2013, Heiko Maas was Saarland’s Minister for the Economy, Labour, Energy and Transport and Deputy Minister-President of the federal state of Saarland, and from 1996 to 1998 he was State Secretary and from 1998 to 1999 then Minister for the Environment, Energy and Transport in Saarland. He was a member of the Saarland state parliament (with interruptions) from 1994 to 2013. Heiko Maas studied law at the University of Saarland, passing his second state examination in Saarland in 1996. Heiko Maas will give up his seat in the Bundestag as of 31 December 2022 to devote himself fully to his legal work at GSK Stockmann.

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