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PayPal Se Belgian Branch

Identification number in the register: 94256896677-14
Registration date: 14/09/2011 17:07:23

The information on this entity was last modified on: 09/01/2017 15:32:53
The date of the last annual update was: 09/01/2017 15:32:53
Next update due latest on: 09/01/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

PayPal Se Belgian Branch



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Boulevard Royal, 22-24
Luxembourg 2249


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Joachim Goyvaerts

Head of BeLux

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Pia Sorvillo

Director, Government Relations EMEA

    Goals / remit

Founded in December 1998, PayPal is the leading global online payment company with more than 100 million active registered accounts.
PayPal Europe, headquartered in Luxembourg, where it has acquired a banking license in 2007, is serving over 70 million active users across the EMEA region.
PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. PayPal's service builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards and utilises the world's most advanced proprietary fraud prevention systems to create a safe, global, real-time payment solution.

  • European
  • global

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Digital issues and payments-related legislation and policy initiatives, such as Digital Single Market strategy, PSD2, AML review, payments security discussions, e-Money Directive review, FinTech, etc.







PayPal Europe is committed to engaging with policymakers and other market stakeholders on a number of issues, with the aim to contribute to the continued development of safe online and mobile payments for the benefit of European businesses, consumers and SMSs. PayPal welcomes policy initiatives encouraging innovation in the EU and is fully supportive of regulatory efforts to build a comprehensive, inclusive and integrated EU digital financial market ensuring competition and consumer choice.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

75%: 2  



PayPal Europe dedicates close attention to developments at EU level. 2 full-time employees are therefore permanently based in Brussels (though the Government Relations team is active on the full EMEA region), with further employees travelling regularly to Brussels to engage with policy makers.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Mathilde Bonneau 20/06/2016 15/06/2017
Pia SORVILLO 20/06/2016 15/06/2017

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

ABBL (Association des Banques et Banquiers, Luxembourg)
EMA (E-Money Association)

    Financial data

01/2016  -  12/2016

300,000 € - 399,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

Our direct advocacy efforts in 2016 were calculated as follows: Percentage of 2016 salaries related to the time spent on direct advocacy and in preparation of such meetings, plus external consultants and associations where they have not disclosed this information in the register in an own entry.

    Code of conduct

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