Develops and executes political and advocacy strategies for clients across the firm’s practices, with a special focus on sustainability, industrial policy, and competition law.
Was involved in education, social entrepreneurship, politics and academia, founding member of a private university and policy advisor at the House of Lords.
As a father of four, he knows what it really means to face critical stakeholders and advocate for unpopular decisions. Prone to compromise when served coffee.
Christoph Bertram is a Managing Partner in FGS Global’s Governmental Relations, Policy and Advocacy practice and has more than a decade of experience as an advisor national and international policy, political strategy and strategic communications.
Christoph has helped built the German and European Union practice from a small team to a leading company working for German and European companies with a focus on industrial policy and sustainability. Trained in EU competition law, he has been involved in 20+ transactions, including several Phase II merger control proceedings and high-stakes Foreign Direct Investment Control procedures.
His advice to clients is influenced by his experience in national and international politics. His work for non-profits and foundations prior to joining FGS Global enables him to give clients an outsider’s view at their operations and reputations.
Prior to joining FGS Global, he spent 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, as a scholar of the German Merit Foundation.