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Lobbying Costs

10,000€ - 24,999€

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    FairSearch   (FairSearch)

    EU Transparency Register

    329146212053-87 First registered on 09 Oct 2013

    Goals / Remit

    FairSearch is an association that promotes innovation and choice across the Internet ecosystem by fostering and defending competition in online and mobile search within the European Union. It believes that existing laws should be enforced to prevent anticompetitive behaviour that harms consumers and to prevent new regulations from stifling innovation. It calls for two essential principles to be consistently applied:

    1. Transparency
    Consumers – not search engines – should choose winners in the marketplace. Competition in the search marketplace benefits consumers through increased choice, innovation to improve products, and the transparent display of search results. When search providers discriminate by manipulating results in order to promote a favoured product and demote competitors, consumers suffer.

    2. Innovation
    Consumers also benefit when a competitive market forces search providers to continue innovating and develop the best solutions for online search. No one compa (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Digital Single Market/DMA/DSA in so far as as they impact the Google abuse of dominance complaints.
    Competition Policy including anti-trust developments, in so far as it is relevant to the Google complaints.


    Head Office
    Avenue Louise, 65
    Brussels 1050 - 2
    EU Office
    Avenue Louise, 65
    Brussels 1050 - 2


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Each of the three people actually spend less than 10% of their time on activities covered by the Register.

    Representatives of member companies are also directly engaged in and lead FairSearch activities, but only as a very small percentage of his or her time.

    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


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking



    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    burson cohn & wolf 10,000€ - 24,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    finsbury international policy and regulatory advisors

    Closed year Costs

    10,000€ - 24,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    In accordance with the description of the organisation’s goals and remit (above), FairSearch is focused on achieving a competitive market in both the online and mobile search markets. Our activities include

    - Hosting industry roundtables with technology experts, media, and consumer advocates;
    - Producing communications material about Internet search and and mobile search operating systems and apps – for example, blog posts, fact sheets, media interviews and other publicly available materials;
    - Responding to inquiries from media, policymakers and other interested parties.
    - Legal analyses

  • Meetings


    3 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 17 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Platforms
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jun 2015 Location BERL
      Subject DSM
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
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