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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,670,000€

Financial year: Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

10.1 Fte (28)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

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 substantive regulatory and sectoral 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 and Guidelines related to this Directive.

    Regulation (EU) 2023/1115 on deforestation-free products.

    Directive (EU) 2022/2464 on corporate sustainability reporting.

    Commission proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence.

    Commission proposal for a Regulation on ecodesign for sustainable products.

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

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

    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.

    Regulation (EU) 2022/2065, Digital Services Act.

    ‎Regulation (EU) 2022/1925, Digital Markets Act.

    Initiatives implementing the EU Digital Strategy.

    Commission proposal for an AI Act.

    Commission proposal for an AI Liability Directive.

    EU Data Act.

    Regulation (EU) 2022/868, European Data Governance Act.

    Regulation Regulation (EU) 2023/956 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 trade defence measures (safeguards policy).

    Address

    Head Office
    One CityCenter850 Tenth Street, NW
    Washington DC DC 20001-4956
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Avenue du Boulevard 21
    Brussels 1210
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    28

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%4
    50%4
    25%14
    10%6

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    10.1

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 18 Jun 2024

    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
    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
    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 26 colleagues regularly involved in activities covered by the Register. Of these, four colleagues are engaged full-time in the Brussels office on EU public policy work, and four colleagues either split their practice between regulatory and policy work or are part time at approximately 50%. Another 14 colleagues spend approxiumately 25% of their time on such activities, and 6 colleagues spend approximately 10% of their time on covered 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 2022 - Sep 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,670,000€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Clients for closed financial year

    Clients list
    NameProposalAmount
    Illumina, Inc. EU competition policy / Acquisition of GRAIL 600,000€ - 699,999€
    Microsoft Corporation International trade, Artificial Intelligence Act, Regulation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse, AI Liability Directive, Digital Services Act, EU competition policy 300,000€ - 399,999€
    Uber EU regulation relevant to ridehailing, stakeholder management 200,000€ - 299,999€
    scm consulting limited EU sanctions on Russia and support for Ukraine 100,000€ - 199,999€
    The Coca-Cola Company EU food policy 100,000€ - 199,999€
    Eli Lilly and Company EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation 50,000€ - 99,999€
    monster energy ltd. Notifications under Directive (EU) 2015/1535, EU food law 50,000€ - 99,999€
    kerry group EU food law 50,000€ - 99,999€
    AbbVie EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation 25,000€ - 49,999€
    alliance for regenerative medicine EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation 25,000€ - 49,999€
    avery dennison materials europe bv EU packaging legislation 25,000€ - 49,999€
    MHP SE EU trade policy 25,000€ - 49,999€
    European Chemical Industry Council EU chemicals legislation 25,000€ - 49,999€
    European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations European Heath Data Space 25,000€ - 49,999€
    European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation 10,000€ - 24,999€
    openai opco, llc Artificial Intelligence Act 10,000€ - 24,999€
    pharmaceutical research and manufacturers of america (phrma) EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation 10,000€ - 24,999€
    exxonmobil petroleum & chemical Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) 10,000€ - 24,999€
    takeda pharmaceuticals international ag EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation 0€ - 10,000€
    Workday Data Act 0€ - 10,000€
    GSK EU pharmaceutical policy and legislation 0€ - 10,000€

    Clients for current financial year

    Clients list
    Name
    AbbVie
    alliance for regenerative medicine
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Illumina, Inc.
    Johnson & Johnson
    Microsoft Corporation
    monster energy ltd.
    Cisco Systems Inc.
    scm consulting limited
    spadel group
    vertex inc
    altana technologies, inc.
    The Coca-Cola Company
    MHP SE
    bacardi-martini bv

    Other financial info

    N/A

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    None declared

    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
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Elina Melngaile (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
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Nele Eichhorn (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
      • Paula Duarte Gaspar (Cabinet member)
      • Arunas Ribokas (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
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      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
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (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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