Peter Beyer
Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation

Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag, was born on December 25, 1970, in Ratingen, Germany. After finishing his higher education entrance qualification in 1991, he completed his military service in Wuppertal. Beyer then studied law at the universities of Düsseldorf and Bonn. In 1999, he gradua-ted from university and was admitted to the bar. Beyer began his legal career as an associate attorney for the US-headquartered firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown). He also worked with Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione in Chicago, and Murchi-son & Cumming in Los Angeles. In 2000, he enrolled in a postgraduate legal studies program at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville and received a Master of Laws degree. Returning to Germany, Beyer practiced law at the BEYER Intellectual Property firm in Ratingen, whe-re he became one of the country’s first officially certified intellectual property specialists. Beyer was directly elected in his constituency in the general elections in 2009, 2013, and 2017 to re-present the citizens of Heiligenhaus, Ratingen, Velbert, and Wülfrath. A committed Atlanticist for many years, Beyer stands out among Members of the German Bundestag and his party as one of the most committed advocates of a strong transatlantic relationship with the United States and Canada. He serves as parliamentary Special Rapporteur on Transatlantic Relations in the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is an active member of Atlantik-Brücke, the Aspen Institute and United Europe in addition to numerous organizations in his district. Beyer is also Executive Vice-President of the Southeast Europe Association. In April 2018, Beyer was appointed Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation of the Federal Govern-ment. Peter BeyerCoordinator of Transatlantic CooperationMember of the German BundestagMember of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Special Rapporteur on Transatlantic Relations and the Western Balkans Member of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation of the Federal GovernmentMember of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Conference Member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Executive Vice-President of the Southeast Europe Association