Practice Areas

  • Advising domestic and international industrial clients, particularly those subject to government regulation
  • Strategic and operational management of advisory processes
  • Strategy consulting, project management and stakeholder management
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Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2023
  • 2017-2022 Member of the German Bundestag
  • 2018-2021 Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 2013-2018 Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection
  • 2012-2013 Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour, Energy and Transport in Saarland, Deputy Minister-President of the State of Saarland
  • 2001-2021 Member of the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany) Executive Committee
  • 2000-2018 Chairman of the SPD in Saarland
  • 1999-2013 Member of the Saarland State Parliament
  • 1999-2012 Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the Saarland State Parliament
  • 1998-1999 Minister for the Environment, Energy and Transport in Saarland
  • 1996-1998 State Secretary at the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Transport in Saarland
  • 1994-1996 Member of the Saarland State Parliament
  • 1992-1994 Staff member at the Europa-Institut at Saarland University
  • Law degree from the University of Saarland
  • German, English
  • Deutsches Polen Institut – German Poland Institute (President)
  • ZDF Television Council (Member for the ZDF Television Council for ZDF’s 16th term, delegated by the Federal Government)
  • Montan-Stiftung-Saar (Member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Board)
  • RAG-Stiftung (Member of the Board of Trustees)
  • Stahl-Verband-Saar – Steel Industry Association in Saarland (President)
  • Verband Saarländischer Unternehmen – Saarland Business Association (Vice President)
  • Recommended lawyer in the fields of “Construction Law” as well as “Commercial administrative law” (The Legal 500 2024)
  • GSK Updates
    18 September 2023

    Foreign Subsidies Regulation: Mergers and public procurement procedures involving market players subsidised by non-EU countries

    The notification requirements under the Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) apply from 12 October 2023.

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