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Profile of registrant

Adam Opel

Identification number in the register: 6781451805-03
Registration date: 17/12/08 14:12:35

The information on this organisation was last modified on 12/12/13 17:05:39
The date of the last annual update was 12/12/13 17:05:39

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Adam Opel
Acronym: Opel
Legal status: AG
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Stephen Girsky
Position: Chairman Supervisory Board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jean Wibaut
Position: Director EU Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: n.a. Friedrich-Lutzmann-Ring 
Ruesselsheim 65423
Telephone number: (+49) 61 42 770
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: General Motors Europe
EU Affairs Office
Rue d'Idalie 11-13, 5th Floor
1050 Brussels
tel. + 32 2 773 6982

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Opel, one of Europe’s largest automakers, was founded 1862 in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The company with its headquarters in Rüsselsheim operates 13 plants in eight countries and employs around 47,000 people (as of December 2009). Opel and its sister brand in the U.K., Vauxhall, sell vehicles in more than 35 markets in Europe. Opel vehicles are characterized by their outstanding design, innovative technologies and environmental friendliness.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

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

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information: Representation activities are performed on behalf of General Motors Company and its affiliate companies.

Legal entity selected for the Transparency Register registration is Adam Opel AG as this affiliate is the most representative and "General Motors Europe", altough it is commonly used as a name, does not exist as legal entity.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Ulrich Schulz 19/12/13 17/12/14
Jean Wibaut 29/03/14 27/03/15


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

Competition Policy
Consumer Affairs
Customs and Trade Facilitation
Climate Change
Financial Services
Intellectual Property
Social Affairs
Trade & External Affairs
EU-US Relations
Sustainable Development

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


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

Main memberships are:
* European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
* American Chamber of Commerce EU (AmCham EU)
* British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham)
* Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)
* BusinessEurope A&SG Group

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 800000  € - 900000  €
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:

The estimate of costs represents the portion of Opel’s total public policy budget associated with the direct lobbying of EU Institutions. This number does not include membership fees to trade associations.

Funding received from the EU Institutions will be completed once guidelines are available.

Code of conduct

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