Hanover Group and German public affairs agency Johanssen + Kretschmer have partnered to support clients across their respective markets, including London, Berlin and Brussels, at a time of political uncertainty in Europe.
They will combine to provide strategic communications and public affairs services across multiple sectors; including energy, financial services, technology and transport.
The UK has a bigger trade deficit with Germany than with any other EU country and the relationship between the two governments will be a critical feature of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.
According to the independent agencies, the cooperation agreement between Hanover and Johanssen + Kretschmer is driven by a growing demand from international clients, current and prospective, for advice on how to navigate the prevailing economic and political uncertainties.
Charles Lewington, chief executive at Hanover, said: “By combining Hanover’s existing strategic advisory capabilities across London, Brussels and Dublin with Johanssen + Kretschmer’s deep understanding of the German political environment, we will be able to offer our clients an unparalleled mix of pan-European expertise to help manage the uncertainties ahead.”
Heiko Kretschmer, co-founder and managing partner at Johanssen + Kretschmer, added: “We are looking forward to offering our clients targeted and fast services across borders in the complex transition phase towards a post-Brexit Europe.”
While Hanover has offices in London, Brussels and Dublin, Berlin-headquartered Johanssen +Kretschmer has offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich.