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Lodestone has reach across Europe through our network of partners.
From Brexit and political risk planning to facilitating a joined-up public affairs, communications and strategy plan – we provide sharp analysis, creative thinking and agile delivery across the EU and beyond.
TradePeers - Brussels
TradePeers Ltd is a market access advice company. With teams in Brussels and London, they specialise in explaining and interpreting Brexit for businesses – facilitating understanding and communication, helping businesses map their uncertainties and preparing them for a new legal environment beyond Brexit. Founder Sietske de Groot, also a Lodestone Associate, is a well-known and recognised EU Single Market expert. She has worked on EU legislation and free trade deals throughout her career, and knows what reasonably can and cannot be expected from the negotiations, and how specific rules may change. Before setting up TradePeers, Sietske was instrumental in shaping the Small Business Chapter during negotiations for an EU-US Free Trade Agreement.
Guillaume Labbez - Paris
Lodestone works closely with Guillaume Labbez, Associate Director of the leading French public affairs firm Boury, Tallon & Associates who have a strong track record advising French and international clients across different sectors of the economy. Guillaume has previously worked for two French Prime Ministers as an advisor and has experience of running several political campaigns in France. He also works for a centre-right French think tank and teaches “negotiation” at the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Jan Strecker & Kollegen GmbH - Berlin
Jan Strecker & Kollegen GmbH is a Berlin based Public-Affairs-Consultancy. Lodestone works closely with Founder and CEO of Jan Strecker & Kollegen. Jan combines long term political experience as well as a solid background in consulting on public affairs, government affairs and strategic communications. Since 2005, Jan has provided clients with firsthand information from inside the parliamentary sphere, excellent access to key stakeholders, decision makers and operational bodies. He has great experience in positioning clients in the context of federal politics and in organising stakeholder dialogues. Prior to founding his own public affairs firm, Jan held different positions in politics and served as a policy advisor in the German parliament in the areas of European security policy.
Open Gate Italia - Rome
Open Gate Italia specialises in public affairs, strategy, regulation, media relations and digital PR. Founded in 2008, the company has a deep knowledge in various markets including telecommunications, broadcast, ICT, defence, digital, sport businesses and tobacco. Open Gate Italia works with institutions from the European Union to the Italian Parliament and local government, sector-specific regulatory authorities including AGCom, AEEG, ART, cross-sector regulators for antitrust and privacy, media, banks, investors and law firms. Lodestone works closely with Open Gate Italia’s CEO, Laura Rovizzi. Laura is an industrial economist and an expert in business development and regulatory issues. She has had a long managerial career including roles at Olivetti, Omnitel, and ENEL. Later, at Wind she was the head of the Internet and Multimedia department, the director of the Internet portal Libero and Head of Strategic Planning and Regulatory Affairs.