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18th Aug 2019

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List of EU lobby firms by income

  • There are at least 144 lobbying firms in Brussels who want information on what the EU is doing (Photo: Worst Lobby Awards)

EUobserver's list of lobby companies based in Brussels or nearby was put together by trawling through industry registries and speaking to contacts in the sector.

The financial figures are annual turnover or EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) based on the companies' latest filings at the National Bank of Belgium or other national authorities, unless otherwise indicated in brackets. They have been rounded to the nearest €0.1 million.

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The list is not exhaustive or authoritative. Companies are invited to send new information or corrections to ar@euobserver.com.

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1. Apco

47 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels

€12.2mn

2. Fleishman-Hillard

35 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

€12.0mn

3. Burson-Marsteller

37 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

€10.1mn

4. Ogilvy

13 Boulevard de l'Imperatrice, 1000 Brussels

€9.3mn

5. Hill & Knowlton

51 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels

€8.8mn

6. Kreab Gavin Anderson

2 Avenue de Tervuren, 1040 Brussels

€8.0mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

7. Weber Shandwick

100 Avenue de Cortenbergh, 1000 Brussels

€7.1mn

8. Porter Novelli

272 Boulevard Louis Mettewielaan, 1080 Brussels

€6.1mn

9. Akkanto

189 Chaussee de La Hulpe, 1170 Brussels

€4.3mn

10. FTI Consulting

23 Avenue Marnix, 1000 Brussels

€4.1mn

11. Cabinet DN

25 Rue d'Arlon, 1250 Brussels

€4.0mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

12. Interel European Affairs

22 Rue du Luxembourg, 1000 Brussels

€4.0mn

13. Grayling

46 Avenue des Arts, 1000 Brussels

€3.9mn

14. Edelman

22 Avenue Marnix, 1000 Brussels

€3.5mn

15. Hume Brophy

41 Rue de la Science, 1040 Brussels

€3.5mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

16. Cambre Associates

52 Rue Defacq, 1050 Brussels

€3.1mn

17. GPlus

42 Rue Breydel, 1040 Brussels

€3.0mn

18. Enhesa

13 Rue du Mail, 1050 Brussels

€2.8mn

19. European Advisory Services

50 Rue de l'Association, 1000 Brussels

€2.7mn

20. Kellen Europe

142 Avenue Jules Bordet, 1140 Brussels

€2.6mn

21. Arcturus Group

15 Rue Guimard, 1040 Brussels

€2.3mn

22. Ketchum Pleon

44 Avenue des Arts, 1040 Brussels

€2.1mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

23. Brunswick

27 Avenue des Arts, 1040 Brussels

€2.0mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

24. ESL & Network

57-59 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels

€2.0mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

25. Ecorys Brussels

188a Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels

€1.8mn

26. Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

283, boite 19 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels

€1.4mn

27. Rohde Public Policy

86 Avenue Michel-Ange, 1000 Brussels

€1.3mn

28. Euralia

19 Rue du Luxembourg, 1000 Brussels

€1.2mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

29. Public Relations Partners

5 Avenue Roger Vandendriess, 1150 Brussels

€1.2mn

30. EUtop Brussels

15 Rue d'Arlon, 1050 Brussels

€1.1mn

31. Avisa Partners

59 Avenue General Eisenhower, 1030 Brussels

€1.1mn

32. Acumen

22-28 Avenue d'Auderghem, 1040 Brussels

€0.8mn

33. Gellis Communications

80 Rue des Echevins, 1050 Brussels

€0.8mn

34. Whyte Corporate Affairs

11-21 Clos Lucien Outers Gaarde, 1160 Brussels

€0.8mn

35.Policy Action

60 Rue du Trone, 1050 Brussels

€0.7mn

36. Schuman Associates

5 Rue Archimede, 1000 Brussels

€0.7mn

37. ZN

6-8 Chaussee de Boondael, 1050 Brussels

€0.7mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

38. Corporate & Public Strategy Advisory Group

17 Avenue Marnix, 1000 Brussels

€0.7mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

39. Landmark Europe

27 Rue du College, 1050 Brussels

€0.7mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

40. Lear

14b Rue de la Science, 1040 Brussels

€0.7mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

41. Shungham Information (a.k.a. EU Issue Tracker)

25 Rue Archimede, 1000 Brussels

€0.6mn

42. Fipra

227 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels

€0.6mn

43. MHP Communications

3 Rue Luxembourg, 1000 Brussels

€0.6mn

44. Kern European affairs (a.k.a. Kea European Affairs)

51, Rue du Trone, 1050 Brussels

€0.6mn

45. Outsource Communications

213 Steenweg op Brussel, 1780 Wemmel

€0.6mn

46. EPPA

2 Place du Luxembourg, 1050 Brussels

€0.5mn

47. Aspect

11 Rue des Sablons, 1000 Brussels

€0.5mn

48. Havas Worldwide Brussels (a.k.a. Euro RSCG)

58 Rue de Doyenne, 1180 Brussels

€0.5mn (primarily and advertising agency with a big turnover, figure for EU lobbying work supplied by EUobserver sources)

49. Publicis

40 Boulevard d'Anvers, 1000 Brussels

€0.5mn (primarily and advertising agency with a big turnover, figure for EU lobbying by analogy with Havas)

50. RolandBerger Strategy Consultants

100 Boulevard du Souverain, 1170 Brussels

€0.5mn (primarily a management consultancy with a big turnover, figure for EU lobbying by analogy with Havas)

51. Athenora Consulting

8 Avenue de la Joyeuse Entree, 1040 Brussels

€0.5mn

52. Hanover Communications

37 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

€0.5mn

53. Pact European Affairs

21 Square de Meeus, 1050 Brussels

€0.5mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

54. Mindshake PR

1, boite 5 Esplanade du Heysel, 1020 Brussels

€0.4mn

55. The Brussels Office

61 Rue du Trone, 1050 Brussels

€0.4mn

56. Interface Europe

12 Rue du Trone, 1000 Brussels

€0.4mn

57. BXL Consulting

11 Rond-point Schuman, 1040 Brussels

€0.4mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

58. Soluzione Settembrini

17 Rue de Suisse, 1060 Brussels

€0.3mn

59. Logos Public Affairs

9-13 Rue d'Idalie, 1050 Brussels

€0.3mn

60. Diplomat Communications

6 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels

€0.3mn

61. Finn PR

23 Rue Werf, 1000 Brussels

€0.3mn

62. Macbrien Cuper Isnard

45 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 1040 Brussels

€0.3mn

63. The Whitehouse Consultancy

38-40 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

€0.3mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

64. David Earnshaw

6 Square Ambiorix, 1000 Brussels

€0.2mn

65. European Consulting Brussels

1 Rue de la Pepiniere, 1000 Brussels

€0.2mn

66. European Research Associates

79 Avenue des Nerviens, 1040 Brussels

€0.2mn

67. Euro Keys

26, boite 14 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels

€0.2mn

68. Business Environment Europe

42, boite 16 Rue de l'Industrie, 1040 Brussels

€0.2mn

69. Platte Consult

49-51 Rue de Treves, 1040 Brussels

€0.2mn

70. Bell Pottinger Private

5 Place du Champ de Mars, 1050 Brussels

€0.2mn

71. InterRecherche

1 Avenue de la Renaissance, 1000 Brussels

€0.2mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

72. Europe Analytica

26, boite 3 Avenue Livingstone, 1000 Brussels

€0.2mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

73. Fairvalue Corporate and Public Affairs

103 Avenue de Tervueren, 1040 Brussels

€0.2mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

74. Furrer.Hugi & Partner

45 Square Ambiorix, 1000 Brussels

€0.2mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

75. Anna MacDougald EU Public Affairs

195 Rue Louis Hap, 1040 Brussels

€0.1mn

76. ISC Intelligence in Science

4 Rue de Trone, 1000 Brussels

€0.1mn

77. Stefan Scheuer

49 Rue de Toulouse, 1040 Brussels

€0.1mn

78. Stenstrom Consulting

129 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels

€0.1mn

79. Zenab

46 Avenue Vanderaey, 1180 Brussels

€0.1mn

80. Macmillan PR

25 Avenue de Musee, 3080 Tervuren

€0.1mn

81. Berkley Associates

74 Rue du Nord, 1000 Brussels

€0.1mn

82. Pollet Environmental Consulting

36 Rue Breydel, 1040 Brussels

€0.1mn

83. Metaphore Group

94b Chaussee de Bruxelles, 1410 Waterloo

€0.1mn

84. Laroche Conseil

14 Rue des Mille Fleurs, 5101 Erpent

€0.1mn

85. Kate Thomas & Kleyn

5 Baron de Vironlaan, 1700 Dilbeek

€0.1mn

86. Luther Pendragon

40 Rue d'Arlon 1000, Brussels

€0.1mn (figure supplied by EUobserver sources)

87. Origami

499 Avenue Van Volxem, 1190 Brussels

€0.1mn

88. Prenma

10 Clos Joseph Hanse, 1170 Brussels

€0.1mn

89. Fullilove Consulting Group

6, boite 5 Rond-point Schuman, 1040 Brussels

€0.1mn

90. EU Warehouse

7 Rue Kerckx, 1050 Brussels

€0.1mn

91. The Communications Group

497 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels

€0.1mn

92. CGP Europe

46b Dreve du Senechal, 1180 Brussels

€0.1mn

93. Soges

205 Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels

€0.1mn

94. Citigate Dewe Rogerson Belgium

66 Avenue de Cortenbergh, 1000 Brussels

€0.1mn

95. Eacon

39 Avenue des Arts, 1040 Brussels

€0.1mn

96. Gerald Strickland (a.k.a. Energs)

51 Rue des Confederes, 1000 Brussels

€0.1mn

97. ECS-Brussels

188a Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels

€0.1mn

98. Latimer Europa

9-16 Rond-point Robert Schuman, 1040 Brussels

€0.1mn

99. GMM Europe

16 Avenue Palmerston, 1000 Brussels

€0.1mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

100. Archimede Consultancy Services

54 Rue de Lombardie, 1060 Brussels

€0.1mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

101. Gibbels Public Affairs

3a Clos du Parnasse, 1050 Brussels

€0.1mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

102. Orpheus Public Affairs

63 Rue de l'Association, 1000 Brussels

€0.1mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

103. Clean Fuels Consulting

200, boite 113 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels

€0.1mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

104. Alonso & Associados

10 Avenue des Arts 1210, Brussels

€0.1mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

105. Brussels Direct

20 Rue Camille Lemonnier, 1050 Brussels

€0.1mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

106. Cannegieter Consultancy

33a Hooikaai, 1000 Brussels

€0.1mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

107. Project Europa

38 Rue d'Arlon, 1000 Brussels

€1.0mn (figure from the European Transparency Register)

108. Glocal Communications

19, boite 14 Avenue des Nenuphars, 1060 Brussels

€0.1mn

109. RJI Capital

180 Boulevard Leopold II, 1080 Brussels

(available figures appear to be a mistake)

110. Russhen Consultants

15, boite 6 Rue d'Accolay, 1000 Brussels

(available figures appear to be a mistake)

111. Key Communications

3 Ortelius Street, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

112. Impact Brussels

3 Rue du Luxembourg, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

113. Change

113 Rue de Trone, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

114. Barabino & Partners Europe

38-40 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

115. Hal 9000

46 Boulevard de la Cambre, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

116. Single Market Ventures

15 Avenue Jean Sobieski, 1020 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

117. Whitingeaton Associates

52 Avenue J.G. Van Goolen, 1200 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

118. Ads Insight

37-41 Rue du Congres, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

119. Affaires Publique Consultants

38-40 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

120. Agra Ceas Consulting

20-22 Rue du Commerce, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

121. Barbara J. Goldsmith & Company

6, boite 5 Rond-point Robert Schuman, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

122. B&S Europe

81 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

123. Chelgate Brussels

40 Rue Breydel, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

124. Concilius Europe

68 Avenue Michel Ange, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

125. Droge & Van Drimmelen

9 Rond-point Robert Schuman, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

126. Electus

1, boite 2 Boulevard Charlemagne, 1041 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

127. Euro P.A. Consulting

39 Avenue des Arts, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

128. Eurocity

52 Rue Marie de Bourgogne, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

129. Euro Top Co-operation Partners

486, boite 14 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

130. EU Ventures European Affairs & Strategies

56 Avenue du Maelbeek, 1050 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

131. Icoda European Affairs

9 Rond-point Robert Schuman, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

132. Ioneurope

14, boite 62 Rue Godecharles, B-1050 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

133. JKL

18 Avenue des Gaulois, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

134. PDC EU Affairs

38-40 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

135. Pinnacle PR

83 Rue Ducale, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

136. Prime

3 Rue du Luxemburg, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

137. PvanL

37 Square de Meeus, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

138. 2MPublicaffairs

39 Square Vergote, 1030 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

139. The European Consulting Company

9 Avenue des Gaulois, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

140. TGG & Partners

26 Avenue Palmerston, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

141. Wider EU

5, boite 18 Avenue Hansen Soulie, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

142. Sovereign Strategy

81a Rue de la Loi, 1040 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

143. Alber & Geiger

11 Rue des Colonies, 1000 Brussels

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

144. European Communications Company

45 Garden Citylaan, 2610 Wilrijk

(no figures found at national authorities or in transparency register)

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