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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,865,000€

Financial year: Oct 2020 - Sep 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

13.25 Fte (28)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

20

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

    Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

    Review of Directive 94/62 on Packaging and Packaging Waste.

    Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2013/34/EU, Directive 2004/109/EC, Directive 2006/43/EC and Regulation (EU) No 537/2014, as regards corporate sustainability reporting.

    Proposal for a General Product Safety Regulation.

    Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning batteries and waste batteries, repealing Directive 2006/66/EC and amending Regulation (EU) No 2019/1020.

    Various other initiatives following the European Green Deal and New Circular Economy Action Plan.

    Commission's Proposal for a Digital Services Act.

    Commission's Proposal for a Digital Markets Act.

    Initiatives implementing the EU Digital Strategy.

    Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism.

    Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives.

    Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on novel foods, amending Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1852/2001.

    EU-New Zealand Partnership Agreement.

    EU-Ukraine Partnership Agreement.

    EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

    Implementation of TFEU's free movement of services and goods rules.

    Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market.

    EU legislation relating to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, etc.

    Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods.

    EU safeguard measures (e.g., against steel).

    Address

    Head Office
    One CityCenter 850 Tenth Street, NW
    Washington DC DC 20001-4956 - N/A
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Avenue du Boulevard 21
    Brussels 1210
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    28

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%6
    75%2
    50%3
    25%17

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    13.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 07 Jul 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 06 Oct 2021 06 Oct 2022
    Ms Jurgita Miseviciute 25 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Paul MERTENSKÖTTER 16 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2020
    Mr Jean De Ruyt 16 May 2019 01 Jun 2020
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 16 May 2019 01 Jun 2020
    Mr Karel Kovanda 14 May 2019 01 Jun 2020
    Ms Teresa PORTELLI 04 Apr 2019 04 Apr 2020
    Ms Katarzyna Lasinska 06 Mar 2019 06 Mar 2020
    Mr Sebastian Vos 27 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2019
    Ms Jurgita Miseviciute 27 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2019
    Mr Lucas Falco 26 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2019
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 08 Mar 2018 08 Mar 2019
    Mr Karel Kovanda 24 Feb 2018 23 Feb 2019
    Ms Katarzyna Lasinska 24 Jan 2018 23 Jan 2019
    Ms Jurgita Miseviciute 27 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2018
    Mr Lucas Falco 27 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2018
    Mr Bruno Standaert 27 Jun 2017 27 Jun 2018
    Ms Vera Coughlan 27 Jun 2017 13 Dec 2017
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 20 Mar 2017 28 Feb 2018
    Ms Katarzyna Lasinska 23 Jan 2017 21 Jan 2018
    Mr Lucas Falco 25 Oct 2016 22 Oct 2017
    Mr Sebastian Vos 28 Jun 2016 22 Jun 2017
    Ms Sophie Noya 28 Jun 2016 18 Nov 2016
    Mr Jean De Ruyt 28 Jun 2016 22 Jun 2017
    Mr Bruno Standaert 28 Jun 2016 22 Jun 2017
    Ms Vera Coughlan 28 Jun 2016 22 Jun 2017
    Mr Atli Thoby Julian Stannard 26 Feb 2016 25 Feb 2017
    Mr Karel Kovanda 20 Feb 2016 19 Feb 2017
    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 28 colleagues regularly involved in activities covered by the Register. Of these, six 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, three 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

    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

    Interests represented

    Advances interests of their clients

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2020 - Sep 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,865,000€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Clients for closed financial year

    Clients list
    NameProposalAmount
    MHP SE - Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Partnership Agreement. 500,000€ - 599,999€
    Oculus Proposal for a General Product Safety Regulation. Digital Services Act. 300,000€ - 399,999€
    Forever Living Products Commission Regulation on botanicals species containing hydroxyanthracene derivatives. 300,000€ - 399,999€
    Merck KGaA Single-Use Plastic Directive 2019/904. 100,000€ - 199,999€
    monster energy Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods. General EU food law. 100,000€ - 199,999€
    posco EU safeguard measures on steel. 100,000€ - 199,999€
    Johnson & Johnson EU vaccines policies. 100,000€ - 199,999€
    Microsoft EU legislative initiatives relating to artificial intelligence, content moderation, and data. 100,000€ - 199,999€
    Uber Implementation of TFEU's rules on the free movement of services. 50,000€ - 99,999€
    Facebook, Inc. Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act. 25,000€ - 49,999€
    temasek holdings Proposal for a Regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the internal market 25,000€ - 49,999€
    European Tissue Symposium (ETS) EU health, hygiene and environmental policies. 25,000€ - 49,999€
    the software alliance (bsa) EU policies relating to the European Commission's digital strategy. 25,000€ - 49,999€
    workday inc. EU policies relating to the EU's data and innovation strategy. 25,000€ - 49,999€
    European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) EU data privacy law (e.g., General Data Protection Regulation). 10,000€ - 24,999€
    illinois tool works espana s.a. Single-Use Plastic Directive 2019/904. Implementation of TFEU's rules on the free movement of goods. 10,000€ - 24,999€
    Illumina, Inc. Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC. Regulation (EU) 2017/746 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices and repealing Directive 98/79/EC and Commission Decision 2010/227/EU. 10,000€ - 24,999€
    European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE) EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation. 10,000€ - 24,999€
    kimberly-clark corporation Single-Use Plastic Directive 2019/904. 0€ - 10,000€
    psa investment nv EU competition law rules. 0€ - 10,000€
    alexion pharmaceuticals EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation. 0€ - 10,000€
    takeda pharmaceutical company EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation. 0€ - 10,000€
    DROPBOX EU legislative proposals on online content safety. 0€ - 10,000€

    Clients for current financial year

    Clients list
    Name
    eat just, inc
    MHP SE
    illinois tool works espana s.a.
    European Tissue Symposium (ETS)
    European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE)
    Facebook, Inc.
    kimberly-clark corporation
    Illumina, Inc.
    medline international b.v.
    temasek holdings
    European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
    posco
    monster energy
    Oculus

    Other financial info

    N/A

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    20 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: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 19 Feb 2024 Location videoconference call
      Subject Democracy and open government in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Attending
      • Zuzana Dorazilova (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Jan 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject Seizing Russian State assets under international law
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Attending
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jun 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Sanctions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 May 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Sanctions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 16 Mar 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject info on Russian frozen assets for Ukraine's reconstruction
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
    • 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
      Attending
      • 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
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 31 Mar 2021 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Transatlantic relations, summary of the recent EU-US forum
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 29 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Neighbourhood and Enlargement
      DG European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
      Attending
      • Christian Danielsson (Director-General)
    • Date 28 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Steel safeguards
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • 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
      Attending
      • 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
      Attending
      • Michael Doczy (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject digital economy
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • 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
      Attending
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject AMR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Arunas Ribokas (Cabinet member)
      • Paula Duarte Gaspar (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM and AVMS
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • 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
      Attending
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM and AVMS
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
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