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Peter Schäfer

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Construction law and real estate.


Peter Schäfer is a practice area specialist and mainly provides advice on real estate, including especially the legal affairs of the construction industry, project development and the sale and purchase of commercial properties. Peter advises in the cross field between law and business and his membership of several Danish boards of directors has given him profound knowledge of the business sector.


Partner in Lett Lawfirm (formerly Norsker & Jacoby) since 1995. Previously a part-time lecturer in Property law at the University of Copenhagen. He is a member of the boards of directors of several Danish companies.


Danish and English.


Peter Schäfer is a member of the boards of directors of several Danish companies.


Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen, 1991.


Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

DLA Piper Denmark has 'very strong commercial knowledge', which it uses to advise clients including the Greenland Government and the Municipality of Copenhagen. Kurt Bardeleben is a key figure whose 'competencies are outstanding'; he advised KAB Bygge-Og Boligadministration on the construction and development of the Sølund care centre. Other noteworthy names include Kristian Skovgård Larsen, who is an expert in construction disputes; Peter Schäfer, who is skilled in construction negotiations; and associate Thomas Høj Pedersen, who focuses on construction contracts and litigation.

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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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