Euan Lawson

Partner

Euan is a commercial lawyer and Managing Partner at Simkins.

He specialises in media and entertainment law with a particular emphasis on the music, live events and new media industries. He advises on contractual and copyright issues and works closely with the firm’s Corporate group on acquisitions and joint venture arrangements in the media sector.

Euan also has a particular interest in the taxation of entertainers and sportsmen and advises regularly on withholding taxes, residence and domicile issues, and the recognition of royalty and other IP-related income.

His clients include major UK publishers, music libraries, major and independent record companies, live music promoters, and Hollywood studios as well as individual entertainers, managers, executives and entrepreneurs. He writes and speaks regularly on copyright and tax law.

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High standards, good, transparent communication between team members, excellent understanding of the issues, plus a can-do attitude. Part of the firm’s culture is an awareness of cost, and the farming out of work to the most reasonably-priced resource.
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Every lawyer I have worked with has been friendly, approachable and willing to listen.
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They are very commercial, really understand our business and can apply the law practically in line with our business goals.
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A client praises his "major commercial expertise and wide knowledge of music rights and the industry."
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His practical approach and calm, thoughtful nature makes working with him enjoyable.
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He has an unbelievable wealth of experience operating in the industry and he can therefore navigate pretty much any matter.
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Very smart and very commercial in his approach.
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A venerated market leader in the music industry, highlighted by peers as "absolutely superb." Clients note that he is "very efficient and very calm," and value his "wide commercial expertise."
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Euan Lawson (also known as “the legend” amongst clients) is measured, level- headed, fair, and creates a collaborative commercial environment for parties to achieve their goals. Working with Euan brings peace of mind, from both legal/commercial perspectives.
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