Lobbying Regulation: A Global Phenomenon

Reuters Legal News

Ki P. Hong Tyler Rosen Aanchal Chugh

Partner Ki Hong, counsel Tyler Rosen and associate Aanchal Chugh look at the rise of lobbying regulations across Europe, Asia and South America. At least 29 countries now have lobbying laws, which generally promote transparency and minimize clandestine influence on government processes. Key differences include who must register, the types of activities regulated, how activities are disclosed and how violations are punished. To illustrate the distinctions, the authors compare lobbyist registration regimes from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the European Union.