Lobbying Disclosure Laws

  • Date Published 23/05/2024
Lobbying Disclosure Laws
Lobbying Disclosure Laws

This report, prepared by the staff of the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress, surveys laws governing registration of lobbyists in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Current French law does not require lobbyists to register, but France recently enacted a law requiring registration that will go into effect on July 1, 2017. It will require lobbyists to provide information that will become publicly available, including the identity of organizations with interests related to the registrant’s representation.The UK enacted a lobbying registration law in 2014 that requires lobbyists whose annual lobbying business reaches a certain threshold to disclose specified information. The information provided is made available in a public register. Among the information that must be disclosed is the identity of lobbyists’ clients. Germany does not have a mandatory register for lobbyists at the federal level, although it does have a voluntary register. (One state, Saxony-Anhalt, has a mandatory register for lobbyists at the state parliament.) There have been initiatives supporting a mandatory register at the federal level, and the Social Democratic Party has submitted draft legislation to establish one.

Show More

Lobbying Disclosure Laws

Get Latest Lawscope Library Update

Subscribe Our Newsletter

Stay in the loop with our latest additions and updates! By subscribing to our newsletter, you'll receive timely notifications whenever we enrich our library with new books or articles. Plus, you'll get firsthand news from our blog.
So why wait? Subscribe now, and become part of our ever-expanding literary community!