cabinet DN offers public affairs and communication services that help shape EU policies across the board.
We are among the most dynamic Brussels-based agencies with a proven track record of success.

OUR Services

Advocacy/Public affairs
  • Outreach to EU decision makers
  • Outreach to member states government
  • Regulatory analysis
  • Strategic advice & messaging
Political Due Diligence
  • Early Community Programme/Stakeholders relations
  • Issues Management
  • Mappings, Monitoring
  • Issues/company screenings
Association Management
  • Secretariat function
  • Internal & external
  • Communication/Newsletters
  • Public Affairs Capacity Building
  • Image management/Perception Audit
  • Media Outreach
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Corporate Communications
Network Building
  • Contact Programme
  • Coalition building
  • Branded Events
Web design
  • Web development
  • Graphic design/logo
  • Programming

OUR Expertise

Our financial team works across EU institutions on a range of proposals affecting banking, markets, insurance and key regulatory elements of this critical sector. We also provide the secretariat to the Financial Future roundtable, chaired by former MEP John Purvis.
Get in contact with:
  • Jacob Lund Nielsen
  • Fiona Wright
Our outstanding digital practice is a close partner of global technology leaders. We cover all relevant issues: privacy, security, telecoms, intellectual property, cloud computing, Internet governance, big data and the Internet of Things.
Get in contact with:
  • Jacob Lund Nielsen
Our Media & Sport team was a frontrunner in this field and has won plaudits for its incisive strategic advice on the growing volume of EU legislation affecting media and content services, including copyright and IPR enforcement, AV policy, spectrum, competition policy and privacy. We also closely monitor gambling policy and the evolution of the EU competence on sports.
Get in contact with:
  • Jacob Lund Nielsen
  • Timme Bertolt Døssing
  • Deborah Nash
Our dedicated team has unrivalled experience of working on EU policies affecting the auto, aerospace, aviation and other industries within this, vital sector: emissions, bio-fuels, safety/security. It includes the former head of the European car manufacturers' trade body and veteran analysts abreast of the latest issues.
Get in contact with:
  • Jacob Lund Nielsen
  • Lola Uña Cárdenas
Our energy & environment practice are proven experts on all major issues driving the highly controversial EU energy & environment agenda. We work with leaders in the clean tech industry on topics such as energy efficiency, sustainable water and waste management, sustainable construction policies, chemicals, climate change, emissions trading reforms, fuel pricing and energy security.
Get in contact with:
  • Timme Bertolt Døssing
  • Maya Pavlova Doneva
We have a successful track record in providing cogent and influential public affairs analysis to back up the work of legal teams involved in high-profile competition cases in order to help clients reach positive outcomes.
Get in contact with:
  • Jacob Lund Nielsen
Our food & health team has developed powerful expertise on policy issues affecting the whole food chain such as sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials, agricultural commodity trading, food safety, obesity and nutrition, food labelling, sugar and fat taxes, advertising restrictions and unfair commercial practices. Our team also has extensive experience of public health and healthcare policy issues such as alcohol strategy, active and healthy ageing, eHealth & mHealth, patient safety and rights, recognition of professional qualification and market access for healthcare services.
Get in contact with:
  • Timme Bertolt Døssing

Our approach

Our team

Jacob Lund Nielsen

Jacob is the Managing Partner of cabinetDN, which he co-founded in 2005, with a subsidiary CabinetChina based in Shanghai since 2012. cabinet DN is today the largest independent public affairs consultancy in Brussels. Jacob provides strategic advice and advocacy support to large multinational clients in the fields of technology, media, financial services, and transport.

He is a co-founder of MediaTrack, a media monitoring business based in Singapore and the Philippines and sits on board of its former subsidiary Retriever Danmark, sold to the Scandinavian media monitoring group Retriever in 2012.

He is the founder and board member to Financial Future, a UK-based non-for- profit group which aims to improve mutual understanding of key issues between legislators and the financial services industry. Members include some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

He is co-founder of the social networking site helping thousands of amateur soccer players meet up and play some ball!

Jacob frequently provides comment on European affairs, entrepreneurship, and politics, in various international and Danish media and as a public speaker and panelist. He is an individual member (trustee) of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies since 2011.

He has previously worked as the Executive Director of the European Enterprise Institute, as political advisor in the European Parliament, and interned with the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He was for two terms a visiting lecturer with the Charles University, Prague, teaching postgraduate studies in comparative politics and European integration strategies. He holds an MSc in Political Science from Aarhus University, Denmark,with further studies at Sciences-Po and Sorbonne in Paris, France. He is a former Young Leader with the American Council on Germany and Die Zeit Stiftung.

Malcolm Harbour
Senior Advisor

Malcolm Harbour served 15 years as Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, and served years as Chairman of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) from 2009 to 2014. He was a key player in shaping policies and legislation for the single market, manufacturing industry, the digital economy, research and consumer protection. As leader of the centre right EPP-ED group on IMCO from 2004 to 2009, he led the successful campaign to adopt the Services Directive in 2006. Since 1999 has been lead MEP (Rapporteur) for 3 cycles of Electronic Communications legislation. For 12 years he was Vice President of the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Foresight Panel. He was appointed a CBE for services to the UK economy in 2013.

He did not seek re-election in the 2014 European Elections, and in July 2014, was appointed to the Council of Birmingham University. He is lay Council Member on the Research and Knowledge Transfer Committees and on the Board of Birmingham Science City. He maintains his strong interest in EU policy in a number of advisory roles. He is a Senior Adviser on the Single Market to the European Policy Centre, and a Senior Adviser to Cabinet DN. He has worked on institutional reform with the Centre for European Policy Studies, and delivered the 2015 Birmingham European Law School Annual Lecture. He is a Director of the all party UK Parliamentary Forum, the Digital Policy Alliance, and Chairs their working group on the Digital Single Market.

Before his election to the Parliament in 1999, Malcolm spent 32 years in the motor industry, as an engineer, a senior commercial executive, a consultant and a researcher. After gaining a Cambridge degree, he began his career in 1967 as a Student Engineer at BMC Longbridge.

Luc Werring
Senior Advisor

Luc Werring has 23 years of experience in the European Commission working in the field of transport and energy.

He was appointed Head of Unit in 1991 for matters relating to Safety, Technology and Environmental aspects of Land Transport in the Directorate General for Transport.  In 2000, he took over the Unit in DG TREN dealing with “Regulatory Policy and Promotion of New Energies and of Demand Management.  In 2005, he became the Principal Advisor (Directors level) to the Director General of DG TREN.

In his years at the Commission, Luc was responsible for the preparation and procedural adoption of numerous Directives and other legal acts in the fields of technology in transport, road safety, transit rights, IT equipment in transport, renewable electricity, energy performance of buildings, biofuels, co-generation,, eco-design of energy consuming products and  energy efficiency.

Luc graduated as civil engineer with honors at the University of Delft and worked until he joined the European Commission at an engineering firm (Arcadis) and for the Dutch government.

Luc Werring is on the Board of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative and Senior Fellow to the Clingendael international energy program. He wrote several articles on transport, energy and environment and  a 700  page book titled  “EU Environmental Law“ that was published in the Series “EU Energy Law” by CLAES & CASTEELS bvba.

Luc Werring works since mid-2007 in public affairs in Brussels and recently joined our Energy, Transport and Environment team as senior advisor.

Our network

cabinet DN has built a strong peer-to-peer network of like-minded and competent independent consultancies across Europe and beyond. We have extensive experience building global public affairs and communications strategies and successfully executed multinational campaigns.

In addition, cabinet DN is a strategic partner of the Waggener-Edstrom Global Alliance with access to a network of more than 120 PR companies in the world.

About us

cabinet DN is independent and our client base includes leading global companies, trade associations and government bodies.

Timme Bertolt Døssing and Jacob Lund Nielsen founded the company in 2005: hence DN. Mark Cunningham joined us in 2012 as the 3rd equity partner.

We are wholly owned by our partners and staff.

We have a Scandinavian management philosophy: we focus on openness, responsibility, competitiveness - and results.

The offices are in our very own 1650 square meters large and distinguished townhouse in the heart of the European quarter. Our extensive team of in-house staff and external advisers represent over 20 nationalities.

We are members of prominent associations such as the American Chamber of Commerce EU, Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS),European Policy Centre (EPC), Danish business group VL76 and Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP).

In line with our commitment to transparency in public affairs, we are listed in the European Commission’s Transparency Register and are accredited with the European Parliament.

OUR House

Get in touch!

cabinet DN

Rue d'Arlon 25 | B - 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

Phone: +32 2 234 61 61
Fax: +32 2 234 61 71