About the Law Offices of Peter C. Hansen, LLC

The Law Offices of Peter C. Hansen, LLC is a boutique Washington, D.C. firm founded in 2008. The Law Offices provides advisory and litigation services to corporations, international organizations, and individuals worldwide.

African Investment Law

The Law Offices specializes in African investment law, which involves a broad range of legal and advisory services. The Law Offices assists foreign direct investors in navigating African markets cleanly, with proper legal structures and protection, and with an eye to raising capital. The firm’s sector experience includes agriculture, commodity trading, rail transport, real-estate development, telecommunications, and waste-to-energy. Country project experience includes Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal. Learn more...

International Civil Servants

In the field of international civil service employment, the Law Offices has litigated on behalf of individual staff members in the dispute-resolution systems of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organization of American States (OAS), Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), and World Bank. Notable wins include the first proven case of racial discrimination at the World Bank, reinstatement after misconduct (World Bank) and securing the largest individual payment in the history of international civil-service law (over $1.58 million, tax free), plus combined full pension and full disability benefits, for a staff member mentally injured by the Haitian earthquake (IMF). The Law Offices has also quietly negotiated matters involving benefits, disability, discrimination (based on disability, nationality, race/color, sex and sexual orientation), dismissal, domestic employees (G5 visa), harassment, misconduct allegations, non-selection, pension, performance evaluation, promotion, reinstatement, retaliation, taxation of income, and visa status (G4). Learn more...

World Bank Sanctions and Debarment

In sanctions and debarment cases at the World Bank, the Law Offices assists corporations and individuals as defense counsel and also in leveling claims of misconduct by competitors in World Bank procurements. The Law Offices’ clients have been based in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Topics handled in these cases include alleged corruption, fraud, and obstruction of investigations. The Law Offices has assisted clients at all stages of World Bank proceedings, including during investigations, in written defense filings, and at Sanction Board hearings. Learn more...

U.S. Federal, D.C. Government, and Foreign Embassy Employees

The Law Offices represents employees of the U.S. Federal Government (as well as D.C. Government employees and local employees of foreign embassies and missions) in employment-related claims involving demotion, disability, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, misconduct allegations, non-selection for position, performance reviews, reassignment, removal from post, severance agreements, sexual harassment, suspension of security clearance, whistleblowing, workers’ compensation, and wrongful termination. The Law Offices represents employees throughout the employment-dispute process, including in administrative grievances, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints, alternative dispute resolution (including mediation and conciliation), and through cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Foreign Service Grievance Board (FSGB), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Inspector General (OIG), and Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The Law Offices also represents clients in the District of Columbia before the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR). Learn more...

Litigation, Appeals, Investigations, and Advisory Matters

In addition to their above-noted areas of specialty, the Law Offices handles a wide range of legal and advisory matters, including bench and jury trials and appellate litigation, charitable projects (international), entertainment projects, non-profit management, and SEC investigations.

To discuss your situation in confidence, please contact Peter C. Hansen at inquiry@peterhansenlaw.com or at (202) 349-3780.


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Peter C. Hansen is a public international law specialist and trial and appellate attorney who advises both private and public-sector clients on a wide range of international and domestic matters. Read More
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Renaud Beauchard is a lawyer, professor and author of essays and screenplays. Mr. Beauchard focuses on issues related to international law, human rights, social responsibility and impact, the protection of biodiversity and community engagement, and responsible investment in Africa. Read More
J. Michael (Mike) King's Profile Image
J. Michael (Mike) King specializes in employment law and employment litigation in the District of Columbia. He has represented numerous employees in disputes involving a wide range of issues. Read More
Francis (Frank) E. Waliczek's Profile Image
Francis (Frank) E. Waliczek is a specialist in international wildlife law, and in environmental law and policy. He advises public and private entities on wildlife and environmental topics such as the U.S. public response to the Covid-19 crisis, and the… Read More