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ShawnCoulson International Lawyers advises and works with commercial and private clients across Europe, North America and worldwide, on every continent except Antarctica.

Our clients range from significant multi-nationals and government bodies to smaller businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Our clients find our depth of experience and expertise crucial to the running and growth of their businesses around the world.

It is no coincidence that we have formal offices in governmental seats of power. We are a heartbeat away from the highest courts and legislative bodies in the world: The Supreme Court and Congress in Washington D.C., Parliament and the Royal Courts of Justice in London, and the European Parliament and European Council in Brussels.

Thus our firm has its finger on the pulse of legislative affairs that affect the business operations of our clientele.

Washington D.C.

Our Washington, D.C. office, led by William Shawn, represents local, national, and international clientele in sophisticated commercial and related matters throughout the United States.

A major component of our Washington, DC practice is achieving client compliance with governmental regulations and requirements. We work closely with Federal and State agencies, including the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Departments of Homeland Security, Commerce, and Transportation, among others, to solve client problems and to achieve client objectives.

Our Washington office also coordinates legislative activities with regulatory compliance counterparts in London and Brussels to offer our clients a unique presence in three of the world’s most significant capitals.

Our lawyers also provide commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution representation to U.S.-based and international companies in a wide variety of practice areas, including:

  • Antitrust and competition law
  • Franchise issues
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Constitutional and tax matters against state and local governments
  • Issues before U.S. government agencies
  • Corporate and other entity formation and structuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures, licenses, and franchising
  • Executive-level agreements and related issues
  • Financing and venture capital issues


Our London office, led by Frances Coulson, has core practice areas of litigation, insolvency and corporate recovery, as well as business law and debt recovery.  We advise and act for businesses which range in size from international corporations to small partnerships and sole traders.  In addition, we are pleased to offer custom services and counsel to private individuals needing advice regarding properties, trusts and estates.


Our Brussels office, led by Didier Putzeys, offers clients extensive expertise in legal advice and counsel, in the following areas:

  • Distribution law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment law
  • Debt recovery
  • Tax law
  • Pharmaceutical law
  • European Union law
  • Aviation law
  • Product liability

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