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Profile of registrant

Merck KGaA

Identification number in the register: 49654992078-52
Registration date: 28/07/09 15:22:49

The information on this organisation was last modified on 02/07/14 14:55:51
The date of the last annual update was 02/07/14 14:55:51

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Merck KGaA
Legal status: KGaA
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Karl-Ludwig Dr. Kley
Position: Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Friederike Segeberg
Position: Manager Public Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 250 Frankfurter Strasse 
Darmstadt 64293
Telephone number: (+06151) 720
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Merck is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. With its four divisions Merck Serono, Consumer Health, Performance Materials and Merck Millipore, Merck generated total revenues of € 11.1 billion in 2013. Around 38,000 Merck employees work in 66 countries to improve the quality of life for patients, to further the success of customers and to help meet global challenges. Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company – since 1668, the company has stood for innovation, business success and responsible entrepreneurship. Holding an approximately 70 percent interest, the founding family remains the majority owner of the company to this day. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany is holding the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are Canada and the United States, where the company is known as EMD.
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: 15
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Marcel Daniels 06/05/14 14/04/15
Sara-Andrada Dumitrana 04/11/14 30/10/15
Hugh Thomas Pullen 07/06/14 05/06/15


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

Activities in the policy areas of pharma and health legislation, Energy & Climate, Environment and Chemicals legislations, Biotechnology, Taxation and Research and Development.
Merck is committed to work in partnerships with the European institutions to support policies and actions that facilitates patient access to treatments for unmet medical needs, especially chronic and rare diseases, as well as aspects supporting Europe' R&D in innovative healthcare technologies.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade


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

Merck KGaA is a member of BIO (US), CEFIC (EU),EFPIA (EU), EuropaBio (EU),InterPharma (CH), VCI (DE)and VfA (DE).

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 400,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 1,055,000 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

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

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Friederike Segeberg