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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.5 Fte (7)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

3

High-level Commission meetings

27

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Invest Europe   (Invest Europe)

    EU Transparency Register

    60975211600-74 First registered on 28 Apr 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Invest Europe is the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors.

    Our membership covers the full range of private equity activity, from early-stage venture capital to the largest private equity firms, as well as funds investing in infrastructure. We also represent professional investors into these asset classes such as pension funds and insurance companies and have associate members from related professions. In total, the association is composed of 600 member firms and around 500 affiliate members.


    Invest Europe aims to make a constructive contribution to the policy debate at European level, helping its members to understand EU policy, and policymakers across the EU institutions to understand the impacts of those policies on investment in those companies backed by private equity and infrastructure investors.


    Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry’s professional standards.

    Main EU files targeted

    Invest Europe represents venture capital, private equity and infrastructure funds as well as institutions that invest in these funds. We support a competitive EU single market and a policy framework that is favourable to investment.

    Invest Europe has a particular focus on policy issues that impact on fund managers' ability to invest into European companies but also that could impact on investors’ capacity to commit capital to our asset class. These include:
    • Alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) - Directive 2011/61/EU
    • European venture capital funds (EuVECA) - Regulation (EU) No 345/2013
    • European long-term investment funds (ELTIFs) - Regulation (EU) 2015/760
    • Financial conglomerates - Directive (2002/87/EC)
    • Banking prudential requirements - Directive 2013/36/EU
    • Banking prudential requirements - Regulation (EU) No 575/2013
    • Key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) - Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014
    • Markets in financial instruments (MiFID 2) - Directive 2014/65/EU
    • Markets in financial instruments (MiFIR) - Regulation (EU) No 600/2014
    • Prospectus - Regulation (EU) 2017/1129
    • Solvency II Directive - 2009/138/EC
    • Market abuse - Regulation (EU) 596/2014 &Directive 2014/57/EU
    • Derivatives (EMIR) - Regulation (EU) No 648/2012
    • Risk management and supervision of insurance companies (Solvency 2) - Directive 2009/138/EC
    • Institutions for occupational retirement provision (IORP) - Directive 2003/41/EC
    • Accounting rules - Directive 2013/34/EU
    • Insolvency Directive - 2012/30/EU
    • International accounting standards - Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002
    • Audit directive 2006/43/EC
    • Sustainable Taxonomy Regulation
    • Regulation on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks and amending Directive (EU) 2016/2341
    • State Aid Rules (including General Block Exemption Regulation and Risk Finance Guidelines
    • EU framework for foreign direct investment screening
    • Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) – formerly the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) - and Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D)

    Invest Europe also pursues any EU initiatives regarding venture capital financing, including InvestEU and the European Innovation Council.

    We also work on taxation and compliance issues that relate to our industry, including notably:
    • VAT rules for financial services - Directive 2006/112/EC
    • Anti-tax avoidance rules - Directive 2011/16/EU
    • BEFIT
    • FASTER
    • OECD/G20 Agreement on Pillar 1 & Pillar 2
    • Debt Equity Bias Reduction Allowance
    • Anti-Money Laundering rules

    Finally, Invest Europe follows legislation that may impact portfolio companies, as – non exhaustive – examples: Energy, Tech and Healthcare initiatives.

    Address

    Head Office
    Avenue Louise 81
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Avenue Louise 81
    Brussels 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    7

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%5
    50%1
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Conor Quinn 21 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2024
    Christophe VERBOOMEN 21 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2024
    Niels BERENDS 22 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2024
    Niels BEREDNS 22 Sep 2023 25 Sep 2023
    Mr Conor QUINN 21 Sep 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 21 Sep 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Klaudia PIASECZNA 09 Nov 2022 09 Nov 2023
    Mr Eric de Montgolfier 09 Nov 2022 09 Nov 2023
    Mr Eric de Montgolfier 17 Nov 2021 09 Nov 2022
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 21 Sep 2022 21 Sep 2023
    Mr Conor QUINN 10 Jun 2022 10 Jun 2023
    Jacob Martin Bresson 20 Jan 2022 20 Jan 2023
    Eric de Montgolfier 17 Nov 2021 07 Nov 2022
    Ms Xandra Hjort 08 Sep 2021 09 Sep 2022
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 21 Sep 2021 21 Sep 2022
    Ms Sofia GARRIDO PEREZ 25 Feb 2021 17 Feb 2022
    Jacob Martin Bresson 08 Jan 2021 08 Jan 2022
    Eric de Montgolfier 21 Nov 2020 17 Nov 2021
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 22 Sep 2020 21 Sep 2021
    Ms Erika Blanckaert 27 Feb 2020 27 Feb 2021
    Simon Tosserams 27 Feb 2020 09 Sep 2020
    Jacob Martin Bresson 10 Jan 2020 08 Jan 2021
    Eric de Montgolfier 21 Nov 2019 21 Nov 2020
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 10 Sep 2019 10 Sep 2020
    Ms Erika Blanckaert 27 Feb 2019 27 Feb 2020
    Mr Michael Collins 27 Feb 2019 07 Sep 2019
    Simon Tosserams 30 Jan 2019 01 Feb 2020
    Ms Anna Lekston 23 Jan 2019 03 Oct 2019
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 29 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Ms Clarisse Hannotin 29 Aug 2018 01 Jan 2019
    Mr Tony Martin-Brieu 04 Jul 2018 06 Jan 2019
    Ms Erika Blanckaert 23 Feb 2018 23 Feb 2019
    Mr Michael Collins 23 Feb 2018 23 Feb 2019
    Ms Anna Lekston 17 Jan 2018 17 Jan 2019
    Mr Danny O'Connell 03 Jan 2018 25 Jul 2018
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 31 Aug 2017 23 Aug 2018
    Ms Erika Blanckaert 21 Feb 2017 17 Feb 2018
    Mr Michael Collins 21 Feb 2017 17 Feb 2018
    Ms Anna Lekston 23 Jan 2017 13 Jan 2018
    Mr Danny O'Connell 03 Dec 2016 02 Dec 2017
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 05 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Ms Erika Blanckaert 24 Feb 2016 22 Feb 2017
    Mr Michael Collins 24 Feb 2016 22 Feb 2017
    Ms Dörte Höppner 09 Feb 2016 02 Dec 2016
    Ms Anna Lekston 30 Jan 2016 24 Jan 2017
    Mr Danny O'Connell 18 Nov 2015 13 Nov 2016
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 21 Aug 2015 21 Aug 2016
    Ms Erika Blanckaert 06 Mar 2015 24 Feb 2016
    Mr Michael Collins 06 Mar 2015 24 Feb 2016
    Ms Dörte Höppner 28 Jan 2015 26 Jan 2016
    Ms Dörte Höppner 29 Jan 2014 29 Jan 2015
    Ms Erika Blanckaert 19 Mar 2014 06 Mar 2015
    Ms Anna Lekston 06 Jan 2015 19 Dec 2015
    Mrs Anna Lekston 06 Jan 2015 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Danny O'Connell 05 Nov 2014 03 Nov 2015
    Mr Christophe Verboomen 04 Sep 2014 21 Aug 2015
    Mrs Erika Blanckaert 19 Mar 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Laurent De Smedt 19 Mar 2014 03 Sep 2014
    Mr Michael Collins 19 Mar 2014 06 Mar 2015
    Mrs Dörte Höppner 29 Jan 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Anna Lekston 10 Jan 2014 06 Jan 2015
    Mr Danny O'Connell 29 Oct 2013 26 Oct 2014
    Mr James Crisp 24 Apr 2013 04 Apr 2014
    Mrs Erika Blanckaert 18 Apr 2013 19 Mar 2014
    Mr Laurent De Smedt 18 Apr 2013 19 Mar 2014
    Mr Michael Collins 18 Apr 2013 19 Mar 2014
    Mrs Dörte Höppner 19 Feb 2013 29 Jan 2014

    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

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    N/A

    Member organisations

    Information on Invest Europe Members can be found here: http://www.investeurope.eu/about-us/members/

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    fleishman hillard 200,000€ - 299,999€
    gide loyrette nouel 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    fleishman hillard

    Closed year Costs

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Other financial info

    Additional details on our Public Affairs activities can be found here: https://www.investeurope.eu/media/6366/ie_highlights_2022_public-affairs.pdf

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group On Enhanced Coordination of External Financial Tools#E03934#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3934 #Observer #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment

    Communication activities

    On behalf of its members Invest Europe produces industry position papers and responds to EU/international public consultations on policy/regulatory issues of relevance to our industry. We also produce guides, Q&As and policy briefings for our membership.

    Over the past few years Invest Europe has responded to the following consultations and produced the following position papers:
    • EC Consultation on the AIFMD review
    • EC Consultation on State Aid
    • EC Consultation on Interim Evaluation of the InvestEU Programme
    • EC Consultation on the ELTIF Review
    • EC Consultation on Risk Finance Guidelines
    • EC Consultation on the EU Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Framework
    • EC Consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance
    • EC Consultation on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
    • Position paper for the Interinstitutional Negotiations on the Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence Directive (CS3D)
    • Position papers on the Retail Investment Strategy
    • EC Consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability
    • EC Consultation and Position paper on Insolvency Law
    • Position paper on the EU response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
    • Position paper on the Solvency II Directive review
    • Position paper on the AI Act from the Investor Perspective
    • Position paper on the Draft implementing Regulation of the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation
    • Position paper on the Directive on Faster and Safer Relief of Excess Withholding Taxes (FASTER)
    • Position paper on the Directive on Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT)• Position paper on the CRD/CRR review
    • EC Consultations on the review of the CRR framework and CRR Delegated Acts
    • EBA Consultation on Guidelines related to Article 128 of the Capital Requirement Regulation (high-risk exposures)
    • Joint ESAs consultation on the review of KID-PRIIPS Regulatory technical standards
    • Response to EC Consultation on MiFID ii/MiFIR
    • EC Consultation on the review of the Market Abuse Regulation
    • Position paper on the proposal on prudential treatment of investment firms amending CRD/CRR and MiFID/MiFIR
    • EBA Consultation on IFD-R Level 2 measures
    • EC Consultation on its proposal on SME listings
    • EC Consultations on the review of the SME Definition Recommendation
    • EC questionnaires on EU Merger control
    • Industry response to ESAs consultation on SFDR/Taxonomy disclosures
    • Industry response to ESMA consultation on CBDF marketing communications
    • EC Roadmap on EU small listed companies Act
    • EC Roadmap on Review of the VAT rules for financial and insurance services
    • EC Roadmap on State aid rules for Research, Development and Innovation
    • EC Roadmap on Europe’s digital decade: 2030 digital targets
    • EC Roadmap on Business taxation for the 21st century
    • EC Roadmap on Retail Investment Strategy
    • EC Roadmap on Debt equity bias reduction allowance (DEBRA)
    • EC Roadmap on New EU system for the avoidance of double taxation in the field of withholding taxes
    • EC Consultation on Sustainable corporate governance
    On behalf of its members Invest Europe produces industry position papers and responds to EU/international public consultations on policy/regulatory issues of relevance to our industry. We also produce guides, Q&As and policy briefings for our membership.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    27 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 23 Feb 2024 Location Gent
      Subject Energy and climate transition
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Feb 2024 Location Ghent
      Subject Physical meeting - Discussion on various issues related to the state of the CMU
      DG Taxation and Customs Union
      Attending
      • Gerassimos Thomas (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs), Foreign direct investment (FDI) screening framework, competitiveness, Retail investment strategy (RIS)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject EU investment environment
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 04 Sep 2023 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject “EU response to the US Inflation Reduction Act; Capital Markets Union; Sustainable Finance; EU Foreign Directive Investment framework.”
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 07 Oct 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject Private Equity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 30 Sep 2021 Location video conference
      Subject Solvency II, Basel implementation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Commissioners participation at an InvestEurope conference and general discussion on venture capital and private equity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Nathalie De Basaldua Lemarchand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Apr 2021 Location video-conference
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Apr 2021 Location virtual
      Subject CMU/AIFMD/ELTIF
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Florian Denis (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Feb 2021 Location Virtual call
      Subject Introduction to invest europe, Basel III
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Tommy De Temmerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Feb 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject introductory call
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Nathalie De Basaldua Lemarchand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Mar 2020 Location Brussels, BE
      Subject Green Deal and investment in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
      Portfolio Economy
      Attending
      • Alienor Margerit (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Apr 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Venture Capital in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Keith Sequeira (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Invest Week
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Florentine Hopmeier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Solvency II review
      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)
    • Date 24 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cross-border distribution of investment funds
      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)
    • Date 24 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Fund of Funds
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Manuel Nobre Goncalves (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Nov 2015 Location London
      Subject Round Table on Venture Capital
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Jonathan Hill (Commissioner)
    • Date 03 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Venture capital
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Sep 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Jack Schickler (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 May 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive
      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
      • Lee Foulger (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Markets Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Chantal Hughes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Venture capital
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Valérie Herzberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Contribution of venture capital to Research & Innovation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Attending
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject CMU/Venture capital issues
      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
      • Lee Foulger (Cabinet member)
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