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Washington D.C.

Our Washington office headed by William H. Shawn overlooks the historic DuPont Circle and is blocks away from the White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and all government agencies and courts.


ShawnCoulson’s London office headed by Frances Coulson is in the heart of the City with views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and a short walk from the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge.


In Brussels, ShawnCoulson’s office headed by Didier Putzeys is conveniently close to European Union headquarters and Belgian government offices and courts and Brussels’ central business district.

Didier Putzeys

Diverse Strategy

With offices placed in the world capitals of Washington, D.C., London, and Brussels, and origins stretching back to the 19th Century London, award-winning ShawnCoulson lawyers embody the mantra “Creativity Wins”. Since long before internationalism touched most law practices, ShawnCoulson lawyers have represented governments, corporations, associations, sophisticated investors and dealmakers, and even other law firms in practical, cost-effective international and domestic litigation and transactions driven by their creativity.

Our International Reach

Washington D.C.
William H. Shawn
 +1 (202) 331-7900

Frances Coulson
+44 (0)207 400 7770

Didier Putzeys
+32 (0)2 413 00 30

IR Global
International Law Firms
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ShawnCoulson Lawyers

The forefront of successful complex litigation and sophisticated transactional work for domestic American and international commercial interests worldwide. With a heritage spanning nearly 40 years, a presence in Washington, London, and Brussels, ShawnCoulson lawyers have won international tax, intellectual property, and countless other court cases, and have closed billions of dollars in mergers, acquisitions, and other deals. There is no substitute for experience and success.

Corporate Law

International corporate law is a foundational practice area of ShawnCoulson. With 25 years of experience in corporate and transactional work form, our team is prepared to handle your needs in business entity formation and corporate governance administration with experience and expertise.


Our prominent insolvency practice involves a global through with correspondent law firms that grants us a unique strength against directors and third parties in fraudulent matters. The ShawnCoulson team is known for the quick and efficient resolution of complex insolvency and business recovery issues.

Intellectual Property

The ShawnCoulson intellectual property practice covers all of your needs when it comes to copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and franchising, whether you are looking as an individual or as a company. With a significant number of court victories, our team has all of your intellectual property needs covered.

Litigation and Commercial Transactions

ShawnCoulson’s team of international lawyers has successfully argued cases covering such topics as overreaching government regulation, shareholder disputes, and corporate control battles. We offer counsel covering incorporation, financial structuring, contracts, liability, and interstate commerce. Contact us today to learn more about our litigation and commercial transaction work.

International Project Finance

Our international presence has spanned 59 countries and 76 cities. With nearly three decades of experience, our team offers unmatched international expertise. Whether you are looking for assistance with representation for worldwide distribution and franchising, international arbitration and mediation, or cross-border acquisitions, rest assured knowing your international matters are in the hands of qualified, experienced experts.

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