Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

555,000€

Financial year: May 2021 - Apr 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (16)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

6

High-level Commission meetings

12

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

    EU Transparency Register

    443913019286-78 First registered on 22 Oct 2015

    Goals / Remit

    We are a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical matters. The firm’s 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through their own offices and alongside leading local firms. The firm’s commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business acumen means their clients rely on the firm when it matters most. Having a shared purpose and set of values gives us a common sense of identity. It sets a collective direction as we navigate the future for our clients and our people and ensures we continue to be a sustainable and responsible business. Further information on our purpose and values can be found here: https://www.freshfields.com/en-gb/about-us/purpose-and-values/

    Main EU files targeted

    Capital Markets Union, including the review of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II); initiatives on post-trade including developments of the level 2 framework under the revised European market infrastructure regulation (EMIR), EMIR 3.0, Retail financial services strategy; review of the Benchmarks Regulation, review of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR); Basel III; Solvency II; Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD); CRA Regulation and Policy; European Central Bank Policy; Sustainable Finance regulation, including regular developments on EU Taxonomy Regulation and the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) as well as upcoming proposal on ESG ratings; Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD); Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD); Review of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and E-Money Directive (EMD2); Anti-Money Laundering package; Digital Finance Strategy; Open Finance Strategy; Regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA); Regulation on Digital Operational Resilience for the financial services sector (DORA) and Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2); Consumer Credit Directive (CCD); Instant Payments; Digital Euro; Digital Strategy; General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); Regulation on ePrivacy concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications (ePrivacy Regulation); European Data Strategy including the Data Act; In-vehicle data sharing; Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act; AI Liability Directive; Product Liability; Internet of Things; General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR); Digital platform regulation including the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA); Implementation of the Copyright Directive; policy files from the European Green Deal and Fit for 55 Package, including the review of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS), the proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the revised proposed CO2 emissions for cars and vans; the review of the electricity market design; the proposal on carbon removal certification framework; the proposal on deforestation-free supply chains; Energy crisis measures; new regulatory framework for Hydrogen; Circular Economy policies including Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, Right to Repair, Ecodesign Directive, proposal on substantiating Green Claims; policy on chemicals (REACH and classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substance); Competition policy; Market Definition; Horizontal Block Exemption Regulation (HBER); Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER); Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Screening; Proposal for a Regulation on Foreign Subsidies; Taxation policies, including EU Directive on minimum taxation rate and the EU work on Pillar 1, the EU proposal on the use of shell entities (Unshell), DEBRA, financial transactions tax (FTT0, the regular update of the list of non-cooperative third country jurisdictions for tax purposes, the upcoming work on BEFIT and the upcoming proposals on tackling the role of enablers involved in facilitating tax evasion and aggressive tax planning in the European Union (SAFE) and a new EU common system for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax abuse in the area of withholding taxes; DAC 8; EU – U.S./ UK trade relations, including in relation to financial services and data flows; Access to Justice; Accession to the Judgments Convention; Collective redress

    Address

    Head Office
    100 Bishopsgate
    London EC2P 2SR
    UNITED KINGDOM
    EU Office
    Bastion Tower, Place du Champ de Mars 5
    Brussels 1050 Ixelles
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    16

    Employment timeLobbyists
    25%6
    10%10

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    6 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Mar 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Léa Bareil 30 Jan 2024 29 Jan 2025
    Ms Jimena Gonzalez Hernando 27 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2025
    Mr Kieran WATKINS 26 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2025
    Mr Victor GARCIA LOPEZ 26 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2025
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 26 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2025
    Ms Annabelle DURAMÉ 07 Oct 2023 04 Oct 2024
    Mr Victor GARCIA LOPEZ 02 Feb 2023 26 Jan 2024
    Mr Kieran WATKINS 31 Jan 2023 26 Jan 2024
    Mr Eugene McQuaid 31 Jan 2023 03 Aug 2023
    Ms Renea KAMENJAŠEVIĆ 28 Jan 2023 03 Aug 2023
    Mr Pablo ARTERO LINES 28 Jan 2023 29 Sep 2023
    Ms Léa Bareil 28 Jan 2023 27 Jan 2024
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 28 Jan 2023 26 Jan 2024
    Mr Ivan LUKAC 24 Jun 2022 02 Feb 2023
    Mr Kieran WATKINS 19 Mar 2022 19 Jan 2023
    Mr Pablo ARTERO LINES 01 Feb 2022 28 Jan 2023
    Mr Victor GARCIA LOPEZ 01 Feb 2022 01 Feb 2023
    Mr Eugene McQuaid 30 Jan 2022 28 Jan 2023
    Ms Léa Bareil 30 Jan 2022 28 Jan 2023
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 30 Jan 2022 28 Jan 2023
    Mr Pablo ARTERO LINES 28 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2022
    Mr Victor GARCIA LOPEZ 28 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2022
    Mr Eugene McQuaid 28 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2022
    Ms Léa Bareil 28 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2022
    Mr Christiaan Smits 28 Jan 2021 27 Jan 2022
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 28 Jan 2021 28 Jan 2022
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 25 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2021
    Mr Christiaan Smits 25 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2021
    Ms Léa Bareil 25 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2021
    Mr Eugene McQuaid 25 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2021
    Mr Victor GARCIA LOPEZ 25 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2021
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 24 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2020
    Mr Christiaan Smits 24 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2020
    Ms Léa Bareil 24 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2020
    Mr Eugene McQuaid 24 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2020
    Ms Lisa KEUPER 09 Feb 2018 01 Nov 2018
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 31 Jan 2018 24 Jan 2019
    Mr Christiaan Smits 31 Jan 2018 24 Jan 2019
    Ms Léa Bareil 31 Jan 2018 24 Jan 2019
    Mr Eugene McQuaid 31 Jan 2018 24 Jan 2019
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 21 Feb 2017 11 Jan 2018
    Mr Christiaan Smits 21 Feb 2017 11 Jan 2018
    Ms Léa Bareil 21 Feb 2017 11 Jan 2018
    Mr Eugene McQuaid 23 Jan 2017 12 Jan 2018
    Ms Léa Bareil 23 Dec 2015 22 Dec 2016
    Ms Natalie Pettinger Kearney 20 Nov 2015 18 Nov 2016
    Mr Christiaan Smits 18 Nov 2015 30 Nov 2016
    Mr Olivier Gergely 18 Nov 2015 30 Nov 2016
    Ms Léa Bareil 18 Nov 2015 23 Dec 2015

    Complementary Information

    While Freshfields has sixteen people engaged in activities falling under the register, six spend under 25 percent of their working time on such activities and ten spend significantly below 10 percent. The FTE should therefore be less than 2.5. However, 10 percent is the minimum that can be chosen for each person involved from the organisation expressed in percentage of working 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

    Category

    Law firms

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union; British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium; European Capital Markets Institute; QED, Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP); FIA; Cámara; multiple national bar associations.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Advances interests of their clients

    Closed financial year

    May 2021 - Apr 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    555,000€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Clients for closed financial year

    Clients list
    NameProposalAmount
    airbnb ireland uc Digital platform regulation 50,000€ - 99,999€
    futures industry association, inc. (fia) All legislative and non-legislative initiatives on post-trade including developments of the level 2 framework under the revised European market infrastructure regulation (EMIR 2.1 and 2.2), the future of CCPs equivalence and EU strategy to increase clearing in the EU. Measures related to the Capital Markets Union (CMU) with a specific focus on the revision of the regulation and Directive on markets in financial instruments (MiFID/R), work related to reporting and supervisory data as well as future work on harmonising insolvency framework. Regulatory developments of the EU Banking Union with focus on Basel 3 implementation into the EU through revision of the Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation. Developments related to digital and sustainable finance. International relations in the field of financial services, especially with UK and U.S. Energy issues in relation to commodity trading. 50,000€ - 99,999€
    kroll bond rating agency, llc Sustainable finance, ESG ratings 50,000€ - 99,999€
    London Stock Exchange Group Capital Markets Union, Sustainable Finance (Taxonomy, disclosure, CSRD), DORA, DMA/DSA, MiFID/R, EMIR, CCP R&R, CRD, SFTR, CSDR, GDPR, NISD, MAD/MAR, AMLD, BMR, EU – U.S./ UK trade relations, including in relation to financial services 50,000€ - 99,999€
    National Retail Federation (NRF) International data flows including the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (ePrivacy), EU - U.S. trade relations, Data Act, AI Act 50,000€ - 99,999€
    paypal plc, belgian branch (paypal) Payments (e.g. Retail Payments Strategy, PSD2, EMD2), Digital finance (e.g. eID, MiCA, CCD), Financial crime (e.g. AML), Cybersecurity (e.g. DORA) and Tech & Digital markets (e.g. AI, DSA, DMA) 50,000€ - 99,999€
    suzano international trade gmbh Fit for 55 package including the Deforestation Regulation and CBAM, the EU Taxonomy Regulation, CSDDD and RED 3 50,000€ - 99,999€
    agora s.a. Media freedom and pluralism 25,000€ - 49,999€
    experian plc (experian) AI Act, Review of Consumer Credit Directive 25,000€ - 49,999€
    global infrastructure investor association Investment in Infrastructure (primarily transport and energy), Fitfor55 25,000€ - 49,999€
    lloyd’s insurance company s.a. Solvency II, Insurance Distribution Directive, Data Protection, AI, DORA, Network and Information Security Directive, product liability, collective redress, European Green Deal, Environmental Liability, recovery and resolution, Data Act, Cyber Security 25,000€ - 49,999€
    QVC, Inc. Digital Strategy; General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); Proposal for a Regulation on ePrivacy concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications (ePrivacy Regulation); European Data Strategy including Proposal for a Regulation on a Data Act; Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act; Digital Services Act (DSA); Digital Markets Act (DMA); Sustainable Corporate Due Diligence (SCDD); Circular Economy packages; Consumer Credit 25,000€ - 49,999€
    Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) Solvency II especially implementation and equivalence, corporate taxation especially transparency and economic substance rules, sustainable and digital finance 10,000€ - 24,999€
    minderoo foundation limited atf the minderoo foundation trust EU initiatives on circular economy with a focus on recycling and plastic reduction, corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD) and Taxonomy 10,000€ - 24,999€
    principles for responsible investment (pri) EU sustainable finance files including (amongst others): the EU Taxonomy (and extensions), SFDR, CSRD, CSDDD, ESG ratings and ESG elements in Solvency II & MIFID 2, Shareholders Rights Directive. And Fit for 55 files including (amongst others), EU ETS, CBAM, RED 10,000€ - 24,999€
    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board EU foreign subsidies 0€ - 10,000€
    psp investments - public sector pension investment EU foreign subsidies 0€ - 10,000€
    ontario teachers' pension plan board (otpp) EU foreign subsidies 0€ - 10,000€
    universal music group international Implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act 0€ - 10,000€
    british columbia investment management corporation EU foreign subsidies 0€ - 10,000€

    Clients for current financial year

    Clients list
    Name
    paypal plc, belgian branch (paypal)
    National Retail Federation (NRF)
    psp investments - public sector pension investment
    lloyd’s insurance company s.a.
    ecolog ltd.
    airbnb ireland uc
    universal music group international
    british columbia investment management corporation
    QVC, Inc.
    experian plc (experian)
    suzano international trade gmbh
    ontario teachers' pension plan board (otpp)
    principles for responsible investment (pri)
    global infrastructure investor association
    Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR)
    futures industry association, inc. (fia)
    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Consumer Safety Network #E00935#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=935 #Not a member #C#Finance, Industry, Professionals#Sub-Group on Artifical Intelligence (AI), connected products and other new challenges in product safety

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    We work with our lawyers globally to share insights on the most complex legal challenges, be it in relation to digitalisation, sustainability and competition/trade. In doing so, we produce blogposts, podcasts and briefings relating to the EU policies mentioned above. Our thinking can be found here: https://www.freshfields.com/en-gb/our-thinking/

    Other activities

    Several persons in the Firm are members of the EU AI Alliance and EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    12 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 28 Jun 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Tommy De Temmerman (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Sep 2021 Location Video Conferencing.
      Subject Pre-record - Banking Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Tommy De Temmerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jun 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject EU-UK future relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Attending
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jun 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject EU-UK future relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Attending
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject UK-EU future relationship
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Attending
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject UK-EU future relationship
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Attending
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 31 Oct 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Solvency II, Fintech
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Jun 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject To exchange views on proposals for merger control reform
      DG Competition
      Attending
      • Johannes Laitenberger (Director-General)
    • Date 11 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject e-privacy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digitisation of financial services and capital union
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Nov 2016 Location London/UK
      Subject Speech on EU Corporate Tax Policy
      DG Taxation and Customs Union
      Attending
      • Stephen Quest (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Apr 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Informal Lunch Discussion on Migration and Asylum Policy
      DG Migration and Home Affairs
      Attending
      • Alfred Matthias Ruete (Director-General)
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