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Georg Lett

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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.


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


Danish, English, French and German.


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.


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


Dispute resolution

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Georg Lett  - DLA Piper Denmark

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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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Georg Lett - DLA Piper Denmark

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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