DG MOVE contacts with Clifford Chance

Generaldirektion Mobilität und Verkehr Die angefragten Informationen waren nicht vorhanden.

Dear Mobility and Transport (MOVE),

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as
developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting all documents,
including notes of minutes, emails and other correspondence,
relating to contacts between staff of DG MOVE and staff of law
firm Clifford Chance, between January 2008 and February 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

Generaldirektion Mobilität und Verkehr

Dear Ms Tansey,

We refer to your email of 6 February 2013, in which you submit a request for access to all documents, including notes of minutes, emails and other correspondence, relating to contacts between staff of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and staff of law firm Clifford Chance, between January 2008 and February 2013.

This is a very broadly formulated request, which would require extensive searches on different locations. It is not really feasible to retrieve documents on these criteria. In particular, for a significant part of the period covered by your request, there is no central electronic archiving of correspondence. Therefore, searches in paper files would be necessary, which would be very labour-intensive and time consuming.

Furthermore, correspondence with law firms may cover very different subjects and some of it is likely to be confidential in nature.

Consequently, we are unable to handle your request in its present form. We would kindly ask you to make a more targeted request.

Yours sincerely,

Agatino Valastro
European Commission

Directorate General for Mobility and Transport
Unit MOVE A-1
Planning, Communication, Interinstitutional relations.
▪ Postal address: DM 28 - 8/51, B-1049 Brussels
▪ Office address: Rue de Mot 28, B-1040 Brussels
▪ Tel. +32 2 29 52499
▪ Fax. +32 2 2969632
E-mail: [email address]

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Dear Mobility and Transport (MOVE),

In accordance with your request for a more targeted access to documents request - due to the labour-intensive and time consuming nature of dealing with my request as previously formulated - I will narrow the time period and scope of my request as follows.

I will reduce the time span of my request to one year, from February 2012 to February 2013. I trust that this will address the issue of having no central electronic archiving of correspondence, for a significant part of the period covered by my original request (Jan 2008-Feb 2013).

Furthermore, since Clifford Chance is a large, multinational law firm, with branches all over the world, I will reduce the scope of my request to cover only correspondence between staff of DG MOVE and three particular branches of Clifford Chance: the Brussels, Paris and London offices of Clifford Chance.

Yours faithfully,

Rachel Tansey

Generaldirektion Mobilität und Verkehr

Dear Madam,

Thank you for your e-mail dated 06/02/2013. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 11/02/2013 under reference number GestDem 2013/0654.

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 04/03/2013. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Agatino Valastro
European Commission

Directorate General for Mobility and Transport
Unit MOVE A-1
Planning, Communication, Interinstitutional relations.
▪ Postal address: DM 28 - 8/51, B-1049 Brussels
▪ Office address: Rue de Mot 28, B-1040 Brussels
▪ Tel. +32 2 29 52499
▪ Fax. +32 2 2969632
E-mail: [email address]

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Dear Madam,
Thank you for your four E-mails of 6 February 2013, registered on 11
February [GESTDEM 2013/654] , applying for a copy of to all documents,
relating to contacts between staff of the Directorate-General for Mobility
and Transport and staff of  law firm Clifford Chance, for three particular
branches of Clifford Chance: the Brussels, Paris and London offices of
Clifford Chance, between February 2012 to February 2013, in accordance
with Regulation (EC) N° 1049/2001 regarding public access to European
Parliament, Council and Commission documents.
I regret to inform you that no documents have been found that would
correspond to the description given in your application. We are,
therefore, unable to handle your application.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Agatino Valastro
European Commission
Directorate General for Mobility and Transport
Unit MOVE A-1
Planning, Communication, Interinstitutional relations.
▪ Postal address: DM 28 - 8/51, B-1049 Brussels
▪ Office address: Rue de Mot 28, B-1040 Brussels
▪ Tel. +32 2 29 52499
▪ Fax. +32 2 2969632
E-mail: [1][email address]
 
 
 
 

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