Bird & Bird LLP Belgium

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: May 2019 - Apr 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Bird & Bird LLP

    EU Transparency Register

    594629632551-37 First registered on 21 Sep 2018

    Goals / Remit

    Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on helping organisations being changed by technology and the digital world. With over 1300 lawyers in 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, we're ready to help companies wherever they are in the

    - We create innovative solutions that solve problems and streamline processes to help companies be more efficient.

    - We constantly seek new and creative ways to deliver services that help companies reduce costs, manage risks and open up new opportunities to grow their business.

    - To provide a smarter service, we automate legal processes.

    - To manage the legal workload of clients, we collaborate with them to create bespoke platforms that deliver the insight they need.

    - To help businesses thrive in a digital world, we partner with like-minded professionals who share our commitment.

    Main EU files targeted

    Our Brussels office, which brings together over 40 lawyers from more than 10 different countries, offers expert advice across a broad range of areas including commercial, corporate, competition, employment, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, regulatory and tax. In particular, we closely follow all issues related to the EU Digital Single Market strategy.

    Our team in Brussels has strong expertise in the information technology, communications, intellectual property, life sciences, electronics, aviation and aerospace, automotive, energy and food and beverage sectors. Combining our broad legal expertise with our deep knowledge of these industries, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative legal solutions with a commercial approach.

    The Brussels office is also the hub of Bird & Bird's international Competition & EU practice. The team has a proven track record in all areas of EU and national competition law, including merger control, cartel, abuse and state aid investigations, the competition law aspects of cooperation, distribution and licensing agreements and issues at the intersection of IP and competition law. The group also stands out through its vast experience in the field of EU litigation.

    Specific EU policies Bird & Bird is following are initiatives under the Digital Services Act, Data Protection, including the negotiations on the e-Privacy Regulation and implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the DSM and implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The firm is also monitoring plans for a legislative proposal on Artificial Intelligence.


    Head Office
    12 New Fetter Lane
    London EC4A 1JP
    EU Office
    Bird and Bird (Belgium) LLP
    Avenue Louise 235 box 1
    Brussels 1050
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 12 Nov 2020

    Name Start date End Date
    Paolo SASDELLI 09 Dec 2023 06 Dec 2024
    Paula ALEXE 31 Aug 2023 31 Aug 2024
    Francine CUNNINGHAM 07 Dec 2023 06 Dec 2024
    Paolo SASDELLI 13 Dec 2022 09 Dec 2023
    Francine CUNNINGHAM 10 Dec 2022 07 Dec 2023
    Francine CUNNINGHAM 09 Dec 2021 09 Dec 2022
    Francine CUNNINGHAM 30 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2021
    Francine CUNNINGHAM 05 Nov 2019 30 Oct 2020
    Francine CUNNINGHAM 06 Nov 2018 05 Nov 2019

    Complementary Information

    Bird & Bird has a worldwide virtual team consisting of lawyers who's practice includes regulatory and public affairs (RPA). Above, only the dedicated RPA professionals are listed.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    I - Professional consultancies/law firms/self-employed consultants


    Law firms

  • Networking


    International Trademark Association (INTA)
    L'Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
    International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
    American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
    Brussels Bar Association & National Bar Associations
    International Institute of Communications (IIC)
    European Competitive Telecoms operators Association (ECTA) - affiliate membership

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    May 2019 - Apr 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    Our Regulatory & Public Affairs practice was launched in late 2018 and is still developing a client base. This information will be updated as the practice develops.

    Declared lobby clients

    Client Name Amount
    Ahlstrom-Munksjö 0€ - 9,999€
    Confederation of European Paper Industries 0€ - 9,999€
    Digital Europe 10,000€ - 24,999€
    Glassdoor, Inc 0€ - 9,999€
    Groep Graafrechten (Dutch Rights of Way Association) 0€ - 9,999€
    Jumio Corporation 0€ - 9,999€
    Mastercard 0€ - 9,999€
    Stichting Fair Trade Advocacy Office 0€ - 9,999€
    UBER B.V. 10,000€ - 24,999€
    Upfield Europe BV 10,000€ - 24,999€
  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Since July 2018, Bird & Bird publishes a Regulatory & Public Affairs monthly newsletter entitled 'Connected' and disseminates regular social media posts with updates regarding regulatory developments.

    The firm also publishes a number of trackers of EU legislation, including a tracker on implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code, Data Protection Geo Blocking and a tracker on implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

    Other activities

    Bird & Bird hosts an annual Regulatory & Public Affairs seminar which features speakers from the EU institutions. The most recent one took place in Brussels on 3 December, 2019, entitled: "Sledgehammer or scalpel? How to regulate online platforms and communications networks in the EU."

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 07 May 2019 Location Brussels Belgium
      Subject Glassfiber sectors in Trade Defense measures
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Pedro Velasco Martins (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Industrial policy in the EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      • Risto Artjoki (Cabinet member)
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