Dusseldorf/Zurich, January 2024
Only six months after launching its new German-Swiss partner model, the strategic communications consultancy CCounselors is expanding its circle of partners. Dr. Christian Lawrence, long-standing Head of Communications at Munich Re and most recently Partner at Brunswick Group in Munich, has joined the team as of 1 January 2024 around Peter Dietlmaier, Matthias Goldbeck, Jürgen Homeyer, Richard Lips and Birgit Rügert as well as the Swiss Partners Dominique Reber, Victor Schmid and Michael Schoenenberger.
In addition, Gisela Piltz, lawyer and former deputy leader of the FDP parliamentary fraction in the Deutsche Bundestag, joins CCounselors as a partner with a focus on strategic political communication.
Christian Lawrence strengthens CCounselors' competence profile with many years of corporate and consulting experience in transformation processes, restructuring and the positioning of companies in the context of changing social and regulatory requirements. "Companies are exposed to a multitude of latent disruptive changes, be it in the area of sustainability, technological developments such as AI or geopolitical dilemmas, to name just the most important ones. Good communication advice helps to identify and reduce dissonance in advance between what companies are doing and what stakeholders are expecting. The rest is about maintaining and sustainably strengthening trust through a dialog that promotes acceptance," says Christian Lawrence.
Gisela Piltz complements CCounselors' competence profile with her many years of experience at all political levels in Germany and her international work as part of her honorary activities as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. "Business and politics are inextricably linked. The decision towards a climate-neutral economy or the impact of geopolitical risks on companies are just two of many topics that underline the increasing importance of political communication," says Gisela Piltz.
CCounselors' consulting services are provided exclusively by partners, who, at the same time, also bear entrepreneurial responsibility and are shareholders in the consulting firm. Each client is personally and comprehensively supported by one of the partners for the entire duration of the mandate. In accordance with the consulting needs of the clients, the individual complementary fields of expertise existing within the partnership are provided in a bundled form.
CCounselors is active as a strategic consulting firm for a large number of family-run and listed companies and their bodies, as well as for associations from a variety of industries. Especially in the area of litigation communication, Düsseldorf based CCounselors have been cooperating with renowned lawyers for many years.