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A »buckstay« is a bracket for the boiler of a large steam generator and stabilizes it against pressure fluctuations. The company name stands for our project history from the power plant business and it reflects our self-image: we safeguard decision-makers and companies when the pressure rises in projects – this is quickly the case regarding claims and risks.

Jakob Winkelmann

Jakob Winkelmann is a lawyer and a graduate in business administration. He studied law in Heidelberg and finance in London, and he initially completed his training as an industrial mechanic for mechanical and systems engineering at the Hamburg shipyard Blohm + Voss. After completing his studies Mr. Winkelmann initially worked as a Contract & Claims Manager at Siemens and Alstom. Here he gained extensive experience in the international rail and energy business. As a result, Mr. Winkelmann was appointed Procurator and Divisional Manager for Contract & Claims Management at Alstom Power GmbH in Stuttgart. In 2011 Mr. Winkelmann founded the Buckstay Group, which he heads today as a managing partner together with Dr. Hans Berg.

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Dr. Hans Berg

Dr. Hans Berg holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering. After studying at the ETH Zurich and subsequently obtaining a doctorate in Hamburg and Duisburg, he began his industrial career in the field of naval technology at the Rheinmetall Group – initially as a development engineer and later as a major project manager in the field of submarine systems. This was followed by international executive and management tasks in the industrial division of Germanischer Lloyd and, subsequently, the appointment to the group executive management for the Industrial Services Division of TÜV Rheinland AG in Cologne. Dr. Berg was responsible for the global industrial business in 45 countries in this role. In October 2018 Dr. Berg joined the Buckstay Group as managing partner.

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Our experts

All of our task force employees have special skills: they are adept in the areas of contract, claims and risk management and they possess the necessary know-how in international project business. Buckstay is represented throughout Germany at locations in Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart and with more than 30 consultants – consisting of lawyers, engineers and business administrators for every type of industrial large-scale project – we provide you with a professional and proven team. We also have access to a pool of over 2000 experts. Whether you rely on the expertise, teamwork or leadership skills of our colleagues, you can be sure that every employee, with all their knowledge, commitment and passion, will dedicate himself/herself to your projects.

Our customers

Our customers include more than 15 major national and international corporations, more than 50 well-known industrial companies in our core segments, as well as expert organizations and public authorities.

Business Segments and Services

Contract and claims management

Project and risk management

Management consulting

Human resources consulting

The Buckstay Experts and current job offers can be found here.