PayPal Limited, Belgium Branch

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

900,000€ - 999,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

1

High-level Commission meetings

17

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    PayPal Limited, Belgium Branch   (PayPal)

    EU Transparency Register

    94256896677-14 First registered on 14 Sep 2011

    Goals / Remit

    PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years by leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure. PayPal has 426 million active accounts in more than 200 markets globally. For more information, visit paypal.com.

    Main EU files targeted

    PayPal is committed to engaging with policymakers and other market stakeholders with the aim to contribute to the continued development of safe and innovative online and mobile payments for the benefit of European businesses, consumers and SMEs. PayPal welcomes policy initiatives encouraging innovation in the EU and is fully supportive of regulatory efforts to build a comprehensive, inclusive and integrated EU digital payments market, ensuring competition and consumer choice. Particular attention is given to policy and legislative initiatives related to: Payments (e.g.PSD3/PSR), Digital finance (e.g. eID, MiCA), Financial crime (e.g. AML), Cybersecurity (e.g. DORA) and Tech & Digital markets (e.g. AI, DSA, DMA).

    Address

    Head Office
    Boulevard Royal 22-24
    Luxembourg 2249
    LUXEMBOURG
    EU Office
    Boulevard St Michel 47
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%2
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

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

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Mathilde Bonneau 15 Nov 2023 14 Nov 2024
    Mr Matti Salakari 27 Aug 2022 26 Aug 2023
    Ms Mathilde Bonneau 27 Aug 2022 26 Aug 2023
    Ms Mathilde Bonneau 03 Mar 2018 02 Mar 2019
    Ms Pascale BRIEN 03 Mar 2018 02 Mar 2019
    Ms Pia Sorvillo 20 Jun 2016 05 Apr 2017
    Ms Mathilde Bonneau 20 Jun 2016 16 Jun 2017
    Ms Pia Sorvillo 10 Mar 2015 06 Mar 2016
    Ms Pia Sorvillo 04 Apr 2014 10 Mar 2015
    Ms Fabienne WEIBEL 09 Sep 2014 04 Sep 2015
    Mrs Fabienne WEIBEL 09 Sep 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Pia Sorvillo 04 Apr 2014 07 Mar 2015
    Mrs Fabienne WEIBEL 20 Sep 2013 09 Sep 2014
    Maija HAAS 20 Sep 2013 16 Jul 2014
    Pia Sorvillo 11 Apr 2013 04 Apr 2014
    Maija HAAS 24 Nov 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Mrs Fabienne WEIBEL 17 Nov 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Maija HAAS 18 Nov 2011 01 Nov 2012
    Mrs Julie LEVEUGLE 08 Dec 2011 01 Nov 2012
    Mrs Fabienne WEIBEL 17 Jan 2012 01 Nov 2012

    Complementary Information

    You can reach the EU Government Relations team at eu-gov-relations(@)paypal.com

    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

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    EPIF (European Payment Institutions Federation) - https://paymentinstitutions.eu/
    EMA (E-Money Association) - https://www.e-ma.org/
    The Payments Association EU - https://www.thepaymentsassociation.eu/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • 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

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    fipra international srl 25,000€ - 49,999€
    freshfields bruckhaus deringer llp 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    freshfields bruckhaus deringer llp

    Closed year Costs

    900,000€ - 999,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert group on the implementation of the legislative package to transmit and exchange payment data in order to combat VAT fraud#E03721#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3721 #Member #C#Industry#Payment Systems Market Expert Group#E02287#BONNEAU Mathilde#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2287 #Member #B#Finance, Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    PayPal Europe is committed to engaging with policymakers and other market stakeholders with the aim to contribute to the continued development of safe and innovative online and mobile payments for the benefit of European businesses, consumers and SMEs. PayPal welcomes policy initiatives encouraging innovation in the EU and is fully supportive of regulatory efforts to build a comprehensive, inclusive and integrated EU digital financial market ensuring competition and consumer choice.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    17 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 20 Feb 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject To have an initial contact, and present PayPal’s vision and business priorities, following what has been a series of changes, including product announcements, following the arrival of a new CEO
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Attending
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
      • Patricia Reilly (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Feb 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Competition.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 14 Apr 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Meeting on the Skills Agenda and the future of Social Europe.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Mar 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject Payments Service
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 14 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject recent developments in the payments market
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 26 Feb 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium.
      Subject Promoting e-commerce internationally
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Pedro Velasco Martins (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital payments
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Lora Borissova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject fintech, financial services in the EU
      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
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject How financial innovation and FinTech can foster EU jobs and growth
      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
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Apr 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Aare Järvan (Cabinet member)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Electronic payments
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Markus Schulte (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Regulatory technical standards
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Nov 2016 Location Brussls
      Subject Customer authentication
      DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 23 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject e-payments and consumer protection in e-commerce
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Aare Järvan (Cabinet member)
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject role of payments in Europe's e-commerce market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Jasmin Battista (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial Services Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Denzil Davidson (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject ISP liabilitiy, restrictions on platforms, parcel delivery, payment service directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Kamila Kloc (Cabinet member)
      • Stig Joergen Gren (Cabinet member)
      • Jasmin Battista (Cabinet member)
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