Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.25 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Steptoe & Johnson LLP   (Steptoe)

    EU Transparency Register

    596796520126-28 First registered on 30 Dec 2015

    Goals / Remit

    For more than six decades, Steptoe has established a reputation for vigorous advocacy in complex litigation and arbitration, successful representation of clients before governmental agencies, and practical advice in guiding business transactions. The firm is known for its ability to help clients solve multidimensional problems, particularly those with a governmental aspect.

    Main EU files targeted

    We advise on various EU law matters, mainly in relation to our EU practices : EU Competition; Chemicals, Environment & Life Sciences (including Food Safety and Food Contact Materials Regulation, Cosmetics, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, and other product regulations); Cybersecurity, Data, and Privacy; International Trade, Customs, Export Controls, and Sanctions; Financial Services and Reinsurance


    Head Office
    1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington DC 20036
    EU Office
    Avenue Louise 489
    Brussel 1050


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 01 Oct 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Philip Woolfson 05 Apr 2019 01 Apr 2020
    Mr James SEARLES 20 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2020
    Ms Julija SPROGE 20 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2020
    Mr Darren ABRAHAMS 20 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2020
    Mr Simon HIRSBRUNNER 20 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2020
    Mr Philip Woolfson 13 Apr 2018 05 Apr 2019
    Mr James SEARLES 27 Feb 2018 20 Feb 2019
    Ms Julija SPROGE 09 Feb 2018 08 Feb 2019
    Mr Darren ABRAHAMS 09 Feb 2018 07 Feb 2019
    Mr Simon HIRSBRUNNER 09 Feb 2018 07 Feb 2019
    Mr Philip Woolfson 09 Jun 2017 13 Apr 2018

    Complementary Information

    Our practice consists mainly of "activities not covered" (as defined by the Inter-Institutional Agreement), namely: advisory work on the general legal situation; the existing legal environment; compliance with relevant law; and representation before the European courts and other judicial or administrative bodies.

    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


    Law firms

  • Networking


    Lex Mundi
    International Bar Association
    American Chambers of Commerce to the EU and to Belgium
    Chemical Industries Association
    International Association of Privacy Professionals

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Advances interests of their clients

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Clients for closed financial year

    Clients list
    alzchem trostberg gmbh Biocides 25,000€ - 49,999€
    governement of bermuda EU Tax and Regulatory 10,000€ - 24,999€
    heineken nv EU FIC Regulation 10,000€ - 24,999€
    diageo ireland EU FIC Regulation 10,000€ - 24,999€
    irish business & employers confederation EU FIC Regulation 10,000€ - 24,999€
    pernod ricard sa EU FIC Regulation 10,000€ - 24,999€
    t&r chemicals inc EU Food Law 0€ - 10,000€

    Clients for current financial year

    Clients list
    Government of Bermuda

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    9 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 09 Dec 2022 Location Online meeting
      Subject Imports of Birch plywood of Russian origin to the EU market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Dec 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Imports of Birch plywood of Russian origin to the EU market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      • Sofja Ribkina (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Nov 2021 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject AIFMD review and AML
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 23 Jun 2020 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Short update on Switzerland issues
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 05 Jun 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Relations UE/Suisse
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 21 Aug 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Mifir
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 23 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Current Financial Services 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
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject How to increase transparency in TDI
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Pedro Velasco Martins (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Short overview of the activities of the Swiss Bankers Association
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
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