The Finnish Bar Association

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Registration as it was on 06 May 2024
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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.45 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

0

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The Finnish Bar Association   (FBA)

    EU Transparency Register

    110038846474-18 First registered on 13 May 2022

    Goals / Remit

    The FBA is a public entity that is founded by law (The Finnish Advocates Act 496/1958), and the statutes of the FBA have been verified by the Finnish Ministry of Justice (Statutes of the Finnish Bar Association 540/2012). The FBA has statutory responsibilities and acts as “indirect public administration” handling its responsibilities in the Finnish Legal system. These responsibilities include for example approving new Attorneys-at-law and supervising the professional activities of Attorneys-at-law, Licensed Legal Counsels and Public Legal Aid attorneys. The Finnish legal system does not include a monopoly on Attorneys-at-law.

    The FBA is not a trade union and does not represent interests of any commercial nature nor its members. All activities and actions taken by the FBA aim to ensure the realization of the principle of Rule of Law and impartiality of the lawyers representing and defending clients before the courts of law.

    Main EU files targeted

    The charter of fundamental rights of the European Union
    The annual Rule of law report
    The Committee of Experts on the Protection of Lawyers
    The proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing
    The Artificial Intelligence Act
    The proposal for a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence and annex
    The Digitalisation of Justice

    Address

    Head Office
    Mikonkatu 25PL 194
    Helsinki 00101
    FINLAND
    EU Office
    Mikonkatu 25PL 194
    Helsinki 00101
    FINLAND

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    25%1
    10%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    0.45

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    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

    Other organisations, public or mixed entities

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) https://www.ccbe.eu/about/who-we-are/
    International Bar Association (IBA) https://www.ibanet.org/
    The United Nations Global Compact https://www.unglobalcompact.org/
    International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives (IILACE) https://iilace.org

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    3,144,000€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contributions, Grants, Public funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Ministry of Justice Finland 508,807€
    Contribution Other profits 207,000€
    Contribution Suomen Asianajajaliiton Säätiö sr 10,650€
    Contribution Membership and supervisory fees from attorneys 2,158,000€

    Other financial info

    The membership and supervisory fee of public legal aid lawyers and the supervisory fee of trial counsels will be paid to the Ministry of Justice Finland, which transfers the amount to the Finnish Bar Association.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    None declared

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    None declared

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