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Profile of registrant

Hutchison Europe - Brussels Branch

Identification number in the register: 3779891566-57
Registration date: 28/10/08 16:18:28

The information on this organisation was last modified on 01/10/14 11:20:24
The date of the last annual update was 01/10/14 11:20:24

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Hutchison Europe - Brussels Branch
Acronym: HEBB
Legal status: Branch of Hutchison Whampoa Europe Investments S.à.R.L. Luxembourg
Website address:


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

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  John Blakemore
Position: Director of European Regulatory Affairs

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  John Blakemore
Position: Director of European Regulatory Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 10 Harcourt Road 22nd Floor Hutchison House
Hong Kong Central HK
Telephone number: (+852) 21281188
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Hutchison Europe - Brussels Branch
35 Square de Meeûs

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Hutchison Europe - Brussels Branch is responsible for the representation of Hutchison Whampoa Limited’s (HWL) interests in the European institutions and for raising the company’s visibility in Europe. It contributes to the company’s’ long term strategies by gathering and feeding back vital intelligence on current and future EU policies and initiatives.

Hutchison Whampoa Limited is a leading international corporation committed to innovation and technology with businesses spanning the globe. With operations in 50 countries and over 260,000 employees worldwide, HWL has six core businesses: ports and related services, property and hotels, retail, infrastructure, energy, and telecommunications. Hutchison has a strong commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, transparency and accountability.

Ports and related services - HWL is one of the world’s leading port developer and operator as well as a respected industry leader in the application of technologies to strengthen the entire transportation and logistics chain. Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) holds and manages the Group’s ports and related services in 26 countries, operating a total of 319 berths in 52 ports. It is the world’s largest privately owned container terminal operator, operating in 5 of the 8 busiest container ports in the world. In Europe HPH operates the Port of Felixstowe, Thamesport, Harwich International Port (United Kingdom); the ECT City Terminals, ECT Delta Terminal, Euromax Terminal, ECT Trimodal Container Terminal Venlo (Netherlands); the Gdynia Container Terminal S.A. (Poland); the DeCeTe Duisburger Container-Terminals (Germany); the Trimodal Container Terminal (Belgium) and the Terminal Catalunya (Spain).

Property and hotels - HWL’s properties division, Hutchison Whampoa Properties Limited, is a developer of residential, commercial, office, hotel and recreational projects, mostly in Asia. It has an investment portfolio of approximately 13.8 million square feet at present. HWL has invested and acquired interests in a number of overseas property developments in the UK.

Retail - A.S. Watson Group, the retail and manufacturing group of HWL, operates a network of over 10,800 retail stores in 22 markets worldwide. In Europe, the Group operates a number of health & beauty retail brands, chains - Drogas, including Kruidvat, Superdrug, Rossmann, Savers, Trekpleister, Drogas, Spektr and Watsons. In addition, it also owns two luxury perfumeries and cosmetics retail brands ICI PARIS XL and The Perfume Shop.

Energy, and infrastructure - HWL’s investments in energy and infrastructure are mainly in Asia, Australia, North America and the UK where it acquired Cambridge Water and the North of England Gas Distribution Network (NEG). This division includes Hutchison China Meditech Limited and Sen, which research, develop, manufacture and distribute Traditional Chinese Medicine consumer products.

Telecommunications - Operating under the "3" brand, Hutchison has been leading the way in 3G development worldwide. It was the first company to roll out commercial 3G services in Europe and is building a totally new kind of consumer experience based on high speed mobile video telephony, streaming and downloads, as well as music, voice and data services. Globally, Hutchison has 3G operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Hutchison Telecommunications International Limited (Hutchison Telecom), another Hutchison’s key telecom company, operates 2G and 3G wireless businesses in seven markets around the globe.
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: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Ana Rita MIRA DE CASTRO 01/08/14 30/07/15
Jimena BERNAR 07/08/14 05/08/15
John BLAKEMORE 01/08/14 30/07/15


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

Our activities focus essentially on transport, telecommunications and retail legislation.

Major activities in 2013 included Transport Policy (e.g. draft regulation on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports) and Telecoms (e.g. draft regulation to achieve a connected continent.

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

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • 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.

FEPORT (Federation of European Private Port Operators)
AEL (Alliance for European Logistics)
EIF (European Internet Foundation)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 200000  € - 250000  €
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:

Code of conduct

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