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Pernille Sølling

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In addition to general business advice, Pernille Sølling deals especially with insurance law and the law of damages, pension law, construction law and litigation. She has conducted a considerable number of lawsuits over a series of years, acting in particular for pension companies and public authorities. Within the field of insurance, her interests include insurance and pension law, professional liability, product liability and contractor's insurance. Her expertise within litigation extends to arbitration proceedings, including before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board. Pernille has conducted cases before the Supreme Court acting for clients such as Danica Pension, PKA, Tryg Forsikring and the then County of Copenhagen. Furthermore, she has safeguarded the interests of a vast number of insurance and pension companies before the High Courts.


Højesteretsskranken (a Danish association of experienced supreme court litigators). Faggruppen for Erstatnings- og Forsikringsret (specialist association for the law of damages and insurance law, the Association of Danish Law Firms). Foreningen af Procedureadvokater (the Danish association of litigation lawyers). The Danish Association of Insurance Law (the Danish section of the International Insurance Law Association (AIDA)). The Danish Society for Construction and Consulting Law. The Danish Insurance Association. The International Bar Association.


Master of Law, the University of Copenhagen, 1987. Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court. Danish Bar qualification, 1990.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Nordea Bank, Chubb and the City of Copenhagen are notable clients of DLA Piper Denmark's department, which is led by Anders Julius Tengvad. Other key practitioners include René Offersen, who acted for a consortium of pension funds which invested in the now-bankrupt OW Bunker; tax litigator Claus Holberg, construction arbitrator Jes Albertin Rosenvinge, and Michael Holsting, who specialises in commercial leasings. Georg Lett and Pernille Sølling also represented the Guarantee Fund in a dispute against the bankrupt Gable Insurance.

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Within: Insurance

DLA Piper Denmark handles disputes and regulatory mandates for clients including PFA and Chubb Insurance. The team is jointly led by Georg Lett, who is an expert in contentious matters; he recently acted for EY in a liability claim related to its involvement as external auditor in the 2008 collapse of Roskilde Bank. Group co-head Pernille Sølling also focuses on litigation and regulatory issues, and Anders Julius Tengvad handles insurance disputes.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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