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Profile of registrant

MSD (Europe), Inc. (Merck Sharp & Dohme)

Identification number in the register: 09824113589-92
Registration date: 14/05/10 18:54:45

The information on this organisation was last modified on 01/05/14 15:15:21
The date of the last annual update was 01/05/14 15:05:47

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: MSD (Europe), Inc. (Merck Sharp & Dohme)
Acronym: MSD
Legal status: Corporation
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Kenneth C. Frazier
Position: CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Karin Bernadotte
Position: Associate Vice-President Public Policy Europe & Canada

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Merck Drive 
P.O. box: 100
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Telephone number: (+1) 908 423 10 00
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Contact details of the Brussels office:

MSD (Europe), Inc.
Clos du Lynx 5
1200 Brussels
Tel.: +32 (2) 776 6211
Fax: +32 (2) 776 6482

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: MSD is a global healthcare leader who is working to help the world be well. Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer and animal products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. MSD. Be well. For more information, visit
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 8
Complementary information: Boris Azais, Director Industrial Policy
Karin Bernadotte, Associate Vice-President, Public Policy Europe & Canada
Chris Foreman, Director Legal Affairs
Angelika Joos, Head Regulatory Policy, EU and Most of the World
Stephanie Lane, Director HTA and Trade Policy
Vanina Laurent-Ledru, Director Vaccines Policy and Corporate Responsibility
Lukas Pfister, Executive Director Public Policy
Alexander Roediger, Director European Union Affairs

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Alexander RÖDIGER 03/06/14 30/05/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Pharmaceuticals, healthcare, innovation, research, intellectual property, trade, in particular:
- Transparency Directive
- Clinical Trials Regulation
- Data Protection Regulation
- Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information
- Public Procurement Directive
- Industrial Policy
- Chronic diseases
- European Active & Health Ageing Partnership
- Cross-border Healthcare Directive
- Access to Genetic Resources

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

MSD is a member of Business Europe, CSR Europe, EFPIA, EBE, EVM, EuropaBio, AmCham EU, TPN, TABD

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 500000  € - 600000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

This estimate is based on the pro rata salary and travel costs of MSD staff involved in interest representation to the European institutions, based on the proportion of employee time spent on these activities. A proportion of overheads for our Brussels office as well as consulting and meeting cost spent on EU Public Affairs advice are included in the estimate. Membership fees and payments to third parties are not included to avoid double counting.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.