Brussels Office

Services

Multinational, multilingual and multitalented, the EUK Brussels office was established in 2003 and is focused on European advocacy.

Our team advises clients on how to engage effectively with political decision makers in Brussels and beyond.

We provide strategic advice and tactical implementation which is individually tailored to the needs of each client, informed by decades of business and policy experience and based on detailed research and analysis.

EUK Consulting sa is a member of The Society of European Affairs Professionals in Brussels (SEAP) and the European Public Affairs Consultancies Association (EPACA). EUK Brussels is the first company ever to sign the European Charter for Quality Internships and is proud to have obtained European Label for Quality Internships with the highest possible rating.

The EUK Brussels Team

 

Sean Murray

Sean Murray

Director

Sean Murray has over 30 years’ experience in communications and public affairs with multinational companies in a variety of business sectors. His early career included five years in sales with an international shipping company. Between 1987 and 1990, Sean held senior positions in corporate communications with GE (USA) and Unisys. He joined the Brussels office of Philip Morris in 1991 handling media relations, internal communications and lobbying. He was appointed Director EU Government Relations in 1999. Sean joined EUK in 2003 to set up its Brussels office. He is fluent in French, German and Italian having taught modern languages and worked in a number of European countries.

Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director

Tom became a Director of EUK in January 2012 and was appointed Head of the EUK Brussels Office in February 2018. Tom is a graduate of French and Politics from the University of Glasgow. Tom worked in a Brussels-based Trade Association and completed internships in the European Parliament and a social NGO before joining EUK in April 2007. Alongside his native English, Tom speaks fluent French and German. 

Francesco Scatigna

Francesco Scatigna

Research Manager

Francesco joined EUK in October 2016, having previously interned in the firm from March to December 2015. He also completed internships at the Representation of the Gibraltar Government to the EU, and at the European Commission. Francesco holds a BA in International and Diplomatic Studies from the University of Trieste (Italy), a MA in International Relations and European Studies from the University of Kent (UK), and a MA in History of International Relations from the University College Dublin (Ireland). Francesco has lived in Italy, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, and now lives in Belgium. He speaks fluent English, French, and Italian.

Frida Goteskog

Frida Goteskog

Frida joined EUK in January 2015. Previously she worked on an information project for the European Parliament elections, and completed internships in the European Parliament and a Brussels-based business confederation. Frida holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from University College Dublin and a MSc in International Relations and Global Governance from the University of Gothenburg. She speaks Swedish (native), English and German.

Gintare Zemtaityte

Gintare Zemtaityte

Gintare joined EUK in July 2015 having previously worked as a Junior Consultant at a Brussels based public affairs consultancy. Prior to that, she completed internships in a multinational company, the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU and the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry. Gintare holds a Master’s degree in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from the University of Southern Denmark. Gintare speaks Lithuanian, English and German.

Marc Piper

Marc Piper

Marc joined EUK Consulting in July 2016, having previously worked for an international environmental NGO in Brussels. Prior to that, he completed traineeships both with an MEP in Brussels and an MP in Westminster. Marc holds an MSc in Politics and Government in the EU from the London School of Economics and a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent. He speaks English, French and Italian.

 

EMESE EMBERSITS

EMESE EMBERSITS

Emese joined EUK Consulting in August 2017. She had previously completed a traineeship at the European Parliament and gained experience in the non-profit sector whilst working for a Hungarian NGO. Emese holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. She speaks Hungarian and English, and understands German.

Danièle Van Haute

Danièle Van Haute

Office Manager

Danièle Van Haute has more than 40 years’ experience in administration with American international firms and legal practices, including 13 years for the U.S. State of Virginia’s Governor’s Office in Brussels. Working freelance since 1998, Danièle provides accounting and administrative services for a number of clients. Danièle has been with EUK since April 2004.

What our clients say

Lonza

For almost two years EUK has been a tremendous partner for our company. EUK understands our company and our business environment. Based on this they provide counsel and consulting in a very cooperative manner that enables the company to be recognized and accepted as an important player in our business.
LONZA

Client since 2016

Areas covered

Chemicals, Biocides

Colgate Palmolive

EUK is a true business partner because we have a long-standing relationship that makes us feel like EUK is one of us. EUK understands our business environment.

EUK is quick to factor in the competitive business environment, and therefore think and react like one of us, whilst bringing an external dimension.

EUK is highly flexible, always available and provides a positive and solution-oriented perspective.

COLGATE PALMOLIVE

Client since 2002

Areas covered

Oral health, cosmetics and detergents, chemicals, environment, internal market issues, CSR and sustainability

McCain

As a long-standing partner to our business, EUK offer excellent counsel through their thorough understanding of our company and the broader external context in which we operate, both in the UK and Europe.

It is a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable team of experts who continue to support our business.

McCain

Client since 2003

Areas covered

Dietary policy, food, ingredients, pesticides, environmental issues, CSR and sustainability

Radiocentre

The team at EUK are not only incredible experts in their field with fantastic contacts across the Commission, the Parliament and beyond, but they are a true delight to work with.

From the start, they were realistic about what could be achieved and set about giving it their best shot, resulting in greater success than we had ever anticipated. Their attention to detail is phenomenal. As clients, we felt incredibly well looked after. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

RADIOCENTRE

Client, 2015 – 2018

Areas covered

EU Consumer Policy

Emergent

EUK consulting has been a tremendous asset for Emergent in the EU and beyond. EUK has been a great partner, providing us with strategic counsel and sound advice on policy, market access and the ever changing political climate.

We very much appreciate our long term relationship and value their counsel.

EMERGENT

Client since 2008

Areas covered

Counterterrorism, Defence Procurement, Health Security