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DLA Piper Denmark

RAADHUSPLADSEN 4, 1550 COPENHAGEN V, DENMARK
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Georg Lett

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Work +45 33 34 03 13
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Position

Georg Lett deals especially with litigation and arbitration as well as the law of damages, insurance law and EU law. A key focus area is Georg's extensive assistance to the insurance and finance industries and, in addition to conducting lawsuits before the Danish courts, he also appears before arbitration tribunals as well as the European Court of Justice. Moreover, he provides advice on all aspects of corporate and regulatory investigations and acted for clients in cases such as the Faroe Bank case, the Feta case, cases relating to the purchase of companies for tax evasion purposes and the high-profile Thorsen case on fraud and forgery. Georg is involved in the wave of lawsuits and disputes on coverage seen in the wake of the financial crisis. Most recently, he was involved in cases before the Danish Financial Council and against the Danish Consumer Ombudsman on disputes relating to the basis for pension schemes, product liability for pharmaceutical injury, airplane damage and insurance policies. Georg Lett is the Danish member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and also acts as an arbitrator. Georg is recommended by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 within both dispute resolution and insurance law.

Career

Trainee at the EC Commission, 1974. Admitted to bar 1976. Partner 1983.

Languages

Danish, English, French and German.

Member

The International Bar Association, Union Internationale des Avocats (Vice-President 1995-2000), AIDA Danish Section, the Danish Insurance Association, Højesteretsskranken (a Danish association of experienced supreme court litigators), VL23 (a management forum under the Danish Management Society), the Danish Legal Association, the Copenhagen Bar Association, Dansk Fransk Handelsklub (the Danish-French commercial club). Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Education

Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen, 1972. Right of audience: The Danish Supreme Court. Furthermore publicly appointed counsel at the Suppreme Court.


Denmark

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Georg Lett - DLA Piper Denmark

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‘highly qualified’ and ‘business-oriented’ team at DLA Piper Denmark regularly acts for clients in the insurance, banking and pension sectors. ‘One of the most well-esteemed litigatorsGeorg Lett continues, together with Anders Julius Tengvad, to defend Ernst & Young in a liability case arising from the collapse of Roskilde Bank. The ten-partner team is led by Pernille Sølling and includes René Offersen.

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Insurance

Within: Leading individuals

Georg Lett - DLA Piper Denmark

Within: Insurance

Demonstrating ‘short response times, in-depth industry knowledge and business acumen’, DLA Piper Denmark’s insurance department attracts praise for its ‘legal and strategical advice’ and ‘team of specialists’. Practice head Georg Lett is ‘one of the most well-esteemed litigators in the country, with in-depth knowledge in both litigation and insurance’. Among his recent work, Lett acted for an insurance company on D&O coverage claims against the board of a collapsed bank, and with Pernille Sølling defended SEB Pension in a Supreme Court case related to the warranty of an annual minimum interest.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    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.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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