„Public affairs have become decisive for business success. We help you developing and implementing the adequate political strategy.“
Dr. Wolfram Vogel

Dr. Wolfram Vogel
Public affairs are one of the central strategic tasks of every company

Public affairs are one of the central strategic tasks of every company

Observing and taking heed of the political and legal framework is indispensable for sustainable, long-term corporate success. We will support you in this crucial task by means of targeted information processing, access to the relevant decision-making levels and strategic public affairs management.

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Our expertise

Our expertise

We advise international companies on their strategic positioning within the political sphere. Using our offices in Berlin, Paris and Vienna, as well as through permanent presence in Brussels, we represent companies’ interests involving national governments and the European Union.

Based on decades of experience, our team can build on a specific expertise in various sectors:

  • Energy industry and energy management services
  • Financial markets and financial services
  • Transport and mobility
  • Infrastructure projects and policy
  • Digital services and the platform economy

These sectors embody the transformation of our economy and our society. In most cases, they are subject to national and European regulation and are a frequent topic of political debate. We help you in adroitly navigating through political systems and in developing a tailor-made strategy to position your company towards the appropriate governmental and regulatory authorities.

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Our method

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Recognising potential risks and opportunities

Identifying challenges early on and keeping an eye on sensitive issues: With the help of continuous monitoring and systematic analyses, we can reduce the burden and proactively update you regarding potential risks and opportunities on a regular basis.

Understanding and using political systems effectively

Using stakeholder mapping, we identify relevant contacts in politics for you. In this way, we establish a basis for a profound understanding of your challenges and of the sphere in which you operate, and develop the foundation for a strategic dialogue with political stakeholders.

Defining and refining core messages

We know what type of language is listened to in the political decision-making process. Together with you, we develop the right core messages on the basis of your specific challenges and process them so that stakeholders understand and address them.

Your interests promoted at the right places

We consistently and professionally convey your interests to political decision-makers in Germany, France, Austria and within Europe generally. The European Union, in particular, is an extremely sensitive and complex system. Our knowledge and experience with the institutions, processes and decision-makers in the EU will help you to take your concern into account.

Our knowledge for your team

You need your own Public Affairs Department in the long run? We can help you in developing tailor-made structures, processes and monitoring tools for your company from the scratch. We will familiarise your staff with the internal and external challenges and relevant networks.

Dr. Wolfram Vogel

Our team

Together with our team, we combine the knowledge of complex and critical industries with the ability to successfully communicate the interests of industries and businesses to the political sector. In this endeavour, we focus, in particular, on the nuances of French, German and European practices.

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Dr. Wolfram Vogel
Dr Wolfram Vogel is an expert in energy markets and industry throughout Europe and specialises in government relations and regulatory affairs. Previously, Wolfram was Director of Public & Regulatory Affairs and Communications of the European Power Exchange, EPEX SPOT, a Deutsche Börse subsidiary. At the same time, he worked for a number of organisations in the energy sector worldwide and is well connected in the industry. Prior to this, he acted as a researcher and consultant at the Franco-German Institute in Ludwigsburg, where he managed numerous projects. Moreover, he ran its Paris office from 2007 to 2009. Wolfram studied politics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the Paris Institute of Political Studies, and Mannheim University, where he holds a PhD from.
Dr. Wolfram Vogel
Mag.a Anna Kasten
Mag.a Anna Kasten joined Wolfram Vogel Advisors in 2006. She specialises in European lobbying and, in particular, in the platform economy, mobility, transport and infrastructure. Previously, she worked at Austria’s permanent mission to the United Nations in Geneva as well as the Brussels office of the Austrian MEP Christa Prets. Anna Kasten studied translation and interpretation at the universities of Vienna and Las Palmas and completed a business intelligence course at the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale in Paris.
Mag.a Anna Kasten
Professor Dr. Karl Jurka
Professor Dr Karl Jurka has been a policy advisor and freelance lobbyist for more than 30 years. In 1990, he founded Dr Karl Jurka Politik- und Marketingberatung GmbH, from which Wolfram Vogel Advisors was formed in 2022. Prior to this, Professor Dr Jurka was the senior head of the department of the party leadership of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) for ten years. Professor Dr Jurka studied law at Vienna University and completed his doctorate in law in 1977. In 2006, the professional title of a professor was conferred on him.
Professor Dr. Karl Jurka
Raoul Negri
As a junior consultant, Raoul Negri has been in charge of monitoring politically relevant developments since 2018. He specialises in in-depth research, as well as in analysing and editing intelligence as seen from the clients’ perspective. His work forms an important part of the foundation of every public affairs strategy: A precise and thorough understanding of the subject matter is the basis for successful lobbying. Prior to his current position, Raoul worked for the Ministry of Labour in Luxembourg. He holds a master’s degree in European and international politics from the University of Innsbruck.
Raoul Negri
Martin Kienzl
Martin Kienzl is in charge of organisational management of the office.
Martin Kienzl
Brigitta Lantzberg
Brigitta Lantzberg takes care of all financial, accounting and tax matters of the company in all of our locations.
Brigitta Lantzberg
Isabelle Kluger
Isabelle Kluger was appointed a management assistant at Wolfram Vogel Advisors in 2021. She is responsible for Wolfram’s agenda and travel management and ensures smooth operations – in Vienna, Berlin, Paris and Brussels.
Isabelle Kluger

Knowledge Hub

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Wenn ein Großkonzern mit manchen Geschäftsgebieten bewusst nicht-öffentlich agiert – wie geht man dann mit Presseanfragen dazu um? „Kein Kommentar“ klingt negativer als nötig.

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Politische Meinungsäußerung war lange Zeit ein Tabuthema für Unternehmen. Wie gelingt die Balance, Haltung zu zeigen, ohne zu politisch zu sein?

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Wie sollte die Unternehmens- kommunikation mit der zunehmenden Politisierung in Medien umgehen: Wann sollte man Stellung beziehen?

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Non-binding initial consultation

Non-binding initial consultation

Public Affairs are a matter of trust. Therefore, it is important to us that the chemistry is right. We are glad to meet you in person.

Together...

  • … we analyse your challenges – including a reality check;
  • … prepare a rough estimate of the necessary measures;
  • … we can determine further steps for the start of the cooperation.

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  • Austria: +43 1 596 70 20
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About Wolfram Vogel Advisors

About Wolfram Vogel Advisors

Public Affairs is one of the central strategic tasks of every company. Wolfram Vogel Advisors is involved with a comprehensive European and international network of high-ranking public officials and politicians, key decision-makers in industries and business, associations and investors. To support our customers optimally, we cooperate with partners from various countries who contribute their specific competences.

Transparency and compliance

Our company is a member of national and international associations and is committed to the further development of Public Affairs and lobbying. Wolfram Vogel Advisors is committed to the principles and codes of conduct of the following organisations:

Compliance with transparency requirements at a national and EU level is of utmost importance for our work and our clients. Wolfram Vogel Advisors is included in the following transparency registers in Germany, France and Austria, as well as at the EU level:

  • Germany: Lobby register R002436 and R002439
  • France: HATVP Répertoire N° 825085715
  • Austria: Lobbying and advocacy register LIVR-00043
  • EU: Transparency register N° 250286113730-40
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