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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 is a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers and writes and speaks regularly on copyright and tax law.`

  • “Euan Lawson is the firm's managing partner and has an "excellent reputation" in the music industry. He advises a range of successful recording artists, record labels and producers on complex commercial, corporate, IP and rights issues. Sources describe him as "very smart and very commercial" in his approach..” ​
    CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2017
  • Managing partner Euan Lawson continues to be 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." ​
    CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2015
  • "His practical approach and calm, thoughtful nature makes working with him enjoyable" ​
    CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, 2019