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Covington & Burling LLP

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,125,000€

Financial year: Oct 2018 - Sep 2019

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

11.75 Fte (26)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

14

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Covington & Burling LLP   (Covington)

    EU Transparency Register

    083671317381-09 First registered on 15 May 2015

    Goals / Remit

    In an increasingly regulated world, we help clients navigate their most complex business problems, deals and disputes. Our distinctively collaborative culture allows us to be truly one team globally, drawing on the diverse experience of lawyers and advisors across the firm by seamlessly sharing insight and expertise.

    What sets us apart is our ability to combine the tremendous strength in our litigation, investigations, and corporate practices with deep knowledge of policy and policymakers, and one of the world’s leading regulatory practices. This enables us to create novel solutions to our clients’ toughest problems, successfully try their toughest cases, and deliver commercially practical advice of the highest quality.

    Our EU Public Policy team draws on a range of former policymakers, including politicians, lawyers, public affairs practitioners, ambassadors and economists, as well as several junior members with expertise in a range of sectoral substantive issues.

    Main EU files targeted

    The EU policies relevant to the firm include financial regulation, corporate law, intellectual property law, competition, life sciences, technology & media, tax, trade, growth & innovation, privacy, energy and environmental law.

    Address

    Head Office
    One CityCenter
    850 Tenth Street, NW
    Washington DC DC 20001-4956
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Manhattan
    Bolwerklaan 21 Avenue du Boulevard
    Brussels B-1210
    BELGIUM
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    26

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%5
    75%2
    50%2
    25%17

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    11.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 Sep 2020

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 06 Oct 2021 05 Oct 2022
    Ms Jurgita MISEVICIUTE 25 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2021
    Mr Paul MERTENSKÖTTER 16 Oct 2019 15 Oct 2020
    Mr Jean DE RUYT 16 May 2019 31 May 2020
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 16 May 2019 31 May 2020
    Mr Karel Kovanda 14 May 2019 31 May 2020
    Ms Teresa PORTELLI 04 Apr 2019 03 Apr 2020
    Ms Katarzyna Lasinska 06 Mar 2019 05 Mar 2020
    Mr Sebastian VOS 27 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2019
    Ms Jurgita MISEVICIUTE 27 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2019
    Mr Lucas Falco 26 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2019
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 08 Mar 2018 07 Mar 2019
    Mr Karel Kovanda 24 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2019
    Ms Katarzyna Lasinska 24 Jan 2018 22 Jan 2019
    Ms Jurgita MISEVICIUTE 27 Oct 2017 19 Oct 2018
    Mr Lucas Falco 27 Oct 2017 19 Oct 2018
    Mr Bruno STANDAERT 27 Jun 2017 26 Jun 2018
    Ms Vera COUGHLAN 27 Jun 2017 26 Jun 2018
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 20 Mar 2017 27 Feb 2018
    Ms Katarzyna Lasinska 23 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2018
    Mr Lucas Falco 25 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2017
    Mr Sebastian VOS 28 Jun 2016 21 Jun 2017
    Ms Sophie NOYA 28 Jun 2016 21 Jun 2017
    Mr Jean DE RUYT 28 Jun 2016 21 Jun 2017
    Mr Bruno STANDAERT 28 Jun 2016 21 Jun 2017
    Ms Vera COUGHLAN 28 Jun 2016 21 Jun 2017
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 26 Feb 2016 24 Feb 2017
    Mr Karel Kovanda 20 Feb 2016 18 Feb 2017
    Mr Sebastian VOS 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Ms Sophie NOYA 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Mr Jean DE RUYT 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Mr Andrea ZULLI 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Mr Bruno STANDAERT 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Ms Vera COUGHLAN 25 Jun 2015 23 Jun 2016
    Mr Harald Peter LANGER 25 Jun 2015 23 Jun 2016
    Ms Vera Coughlan 25 Jun 2015 23 Jun 2016
    Mr Harald Peter Langer 25 Jun 2015 23 Jun 2016
    Mr Sebastian Vos 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Ms Sophie Noya 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Mr Jean De Ruyt 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Mr Andrea Zulli 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016
    Mr Bruno Standaert 11 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2016

    Complementary Information

    There are 23 colleagues regularly involved in activities covered by the Register. Of these, five colleagues are engaged full-time in the Brussels office on the specific activities covered by the Register. Two colleagues spend approximately 75% of their time, two colleagues spend approximately 50% of their time, and 15 colleagues spend 25% of their time on such activities.

    On a case by case basis, other additional colleagues may be involved in activities covered by the Register. These colleagues would spend a fraction of their working time (0-10%) on these activities and they are reflected in the two additional people at 25%.

    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

    Category

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

    Subcategory

    Law firms

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Bundesverband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller (BAH)
    Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    Friends of Europe
    American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
    European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE)
    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
    Global Leadership Foundation
    Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2018 - Sep 2019

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,125,000€

    Total budget in closed year

    None declared

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Revenue for closed financial year

    None declared

    Revenue for current financial year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    None declared

    Current year Costs

    None declared

    Other financial info

    None declared

    Declared lobby clients

    Client Name Amount
    BSA | The Software Alliance 25,000€ - 49,999€
    Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. 10,000€ - 24,999€
    Deutsche Bank AG 10,000€ - 24,999€
    Dropbox, Inc. 0€ - 9,999€
    European Tissue Symposium (ETS) 10,000€ - 24,999€
    Facebook 200,000€ - 299,999€
    Illumina, Inc. 50,000€ - 99,999€
    ITW Espana S.A. 25,000€ - 49,999€
    MHP SE 400,000€ - 499,999€
    Microsoft Corporation 100,000€ - 199,999€
    Monster Energy Company 100,000€ - 199,999€
    Oculus 200,000€ - 299,999€
    Spotify AB 0€ - 9,999€
    Supreme Apparel Inc. 0€ - 9,999€
    Uber 25,000€ - 49,999€
    UCB SA 10,000€ - 24,999€
  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    14 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 20 Apr 2022 Location Online
      Subject UBTA's request to improve EU market access for Ukraine's agrifood products
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Commission
      • Maciej Golubiewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Sep 2021 Location Brussels (virtual)
      Subject Illumina/GRAIL transaction, which in addition to important competition policy questions
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 31 Mar 2021 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Transatlantic relations, summary of the recent EU-US forum
      Commission
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 29 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Neighbourhood and Enlargement
      Commission
      • Christian Danielsson (Director-General)
    • Date 28 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Steel safeguards
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Energy Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Juraj Nociar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2017 Location brussels
      Subject Ukraine
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Johannes Hahn
      Portfolio European Neighbourhood Policy &amp; Enlargement Negotiations
      Commission
      • Michael Doczy (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject digital economy
      Commission
      • Kilian Gross (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Food & Neighbourhood Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject AMR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Commission
      • Arunas Ribokas (Cabinet member)
      • Paula Duarte Gaspar (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM and AVMS
      Commission
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject meeting with News Corporation on DSM Strategy - effect online publishing
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
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