European Contact Group

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jul 2022 - Jun 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.5 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

1

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Contact Group   (ECG)

    EU Transparency Register

    0633841538-63 First registered on 21 Oct 2008

    Goals / Remit

    The European Contact Group (ECG) brings together the six largest professional services networks in Europe: BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG and PwC.

    Firms in the ECG networks collectively employ 290.000 people in EU Member States and are present with 1300 office locations in over 340 European cities.

    The ECG's mission is to maintain confidence in the profession and large networks in Europe, and to contribute constructively in shaping EU legislation in a way that safeguards public interest.

    The purpose of the ECG is to build a sustainable business environment in Europe through:
    - activities which strengthen public trust in the professional services networks' capabilities and their commitment to act in the public interest;
    - supporting effective regulation and oversight of the professional services networks as an important building block of public trust; and
    - contributing European perspectives to the development of international standards.

    Main EU files targeted

    In recent years the interest representational activities of the ECG have largely focused on the effective and consistent implementation of the EU legislation impacting the professional services networks, such as the EU audit legislation, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards. In addition, the ECG is currently following a broad range of policies impacting the profession, including developments on the possible initiative on the three pillars of high-quality and reliable corporate reporting, the adoption of EU sustainability assurance standards, the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, EU Tax Policies, the Digital Services Act, and the Digital Markets Act.

    The ECG has several working groups, including on Assurance, Corporate Reporting, Tax, Corporate Governance, and Regulatory Compliance and Oversight Bodies.

    Address

    Head Office
    Piazza Tre Torri 2
    Milano 20145
    ITALY
    EU Office
    Piazza Tre Torri 2
    Milano 20145
    ITALY

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    25%6

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Jeremy JENNINGS 17 Dec 2011 01 Nov 2012

    Complementary Information

    Core activities of ECG are coordinated by a team of lead representatives (ECG Leads) from each of the six large networks. The number provided above reflects the involvement of the ECG Leads. The number provided above is not definitive and additional support from within each of the ECG member networks may be required as necessary. In addition, each ECG member network also provides details in their own firm transparency registers.

    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

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Each of the six accounting networks that make up the ECG will be members of a wide range of policy and similar organisations.
    In addition, partners and professional employees of the six accounting networks that make up the ECG membership will be members of their respective professional bodies at national level in each EU Member State. In that capacity, some of these individuals will also participate in the activities of Accountancy Europe.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jul 2022 - Jun 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    afore consulting 25,000€ - 49,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    afore consulting

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    The ECG cost estimate is reached by calculating an approximate cash equivalent of the time spent by ECG Lead partners, as well as their support staff, into activities related to the ECG and falling under the scope of the Register. In addition, the estimate includes logistical costs, such as meeting venues, travels, dinners, as well as scientific studies and consultancy services' costs (which our providers also disclose in the Register, as per guideline 5.1.8)

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    The ECG hosted a roundtable on 9 February 2023 for Oxera Consulting to present its report on an enhanced corporate governance framework for corporate reporting in the EU. The roundtable brought together participants from industry, civil society, academia, and EU institutions to discuss and challenge the findings of the report. More information on the roundtable can be found on the ECG website here: https://www.europeancontactgroup.eu/news/ecg-roundtable-on-oxeras-report-on-an-enhanced-corporate-governance-framework-for-corporate-reporting-in-the-eu/

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    1 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 30 Jun 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Videoconference - Discussion green taxation and the role of the audit profession
      DG Taxation and Customs Union
      Attending
      • Gerassimos Thomas (Director-General)
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