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About Hume Brophy

Brussels Office Since


Firm Description

We are a sector-led, political, regulatory and campaigning firm that delivers results for our clients to enhance their commercial outcomes and improve their operating environments. Our Brussels office gives strategic access to the EU’s capital and a gateway to our global team of experts across the world’s financial and political hubs.

Our people, your strength – we offer our clients a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience across our key sectors of Finance, Energy, Aviation and Agri-Food. We are the regulatory experts, the media experts, the public affairs and public relations experts that you need to build, manage and protect your reputation amongst stakeholders and the public alike.

Founded in 2005, we have grown from two founders to over 120 consultants around the world, and our objective is to continue to grow while retaining our entrepreneurial and flexible culture.

Ownership Structure

Independent, management owned.

International Structure

Hume Brophy has offices in Brussels, Dublin, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York and an established network of agency partnerships across Europe and Asia

Key Strengths

Our strength lies in our independence, our people and our commitment to going the extra mile for our clients.

We know our way around EU affairs. And we have deep expertise in highly regulated sectors including financial services, agri-food, energy, environment and transport, as well as in the growing field of international trade.

In addition, our multilingual and multicultural Brussels team is bolstered by a panel of senior advisers comprising former European Commission officials, MEPs, trade negotiators, government ministers, journalists and industry sector experts.

It’s important to us to develop strong working relationships with our clients, built on a track record of trust, integrity and results, which explains why so many stay with us for so long.

Number of Public Affairs Consultants

25 in Brussels

Key Clients

Airlines for America, Apex Brasil, Bayer, BDO, Citadel, CMC (Commodity Markets Council), CME, EEA (European Express Association), ETRC (European Travel Retail Confederation), Fleet Cards Europe, Meat & Livestock Australia, Sekab, World Rugby, Zurich Insurance.

Testimonials and why clients like to work with us

“A4A has relied on Hume Brophy for our members’ needs across Europe. From the impact of Brexit to on-the-ground advocacy efforts in Brussels, HB has provided us with superior counsel on the issues affecting our industry. We rely on their perspective and relationships as we engage with policymakers throughout Europe.”

Sean Kennedy, SVP Global Government Affairs, Airlines for America

“I am incredibly grateful to the Hume Brophy team for the great level of care and professionalism brought to me and to my company. In this time of regulatory uncertainty, I can only admire and benefit from their deep knowledge and understanding of market structure and the breadth of European rules.”

Virginie Saade, Director of Government & Regulatory Policy, Citadel

“We are happy to rely on Hume Brophy’s reinvigorated and energetic team of experts to help us engage with Members of the European Parliament on agricultural issues. They offer timely insights and support, adapting to their clients’ needs without a hitch. We are pleased to be in such capable hands.”

Liesbet Dendas, Senior Public Affairs Manager, AnimalHealthEurope

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