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DLA Piper Denmark, Jacob Christiansen, Aarhus, DENMARK

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Jacob Christiansen

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Jacob Christiansen specialises in the legal affairs of the energy sector and of municipalities. Jacob Christiansen has been in charge of a substantial number of reorganisations within the energy sector, including the carve-out of municipal utilities in a corporate form and mergers, demergers, transfers as well as the conclusion of strategic alliances between energy companies. Within that area of practice, Jacob Christiansen also provides general advice concerning all matters encountered by the players in the energy sector. Moreover, Jacob Christiansen provides general assistance to the trade organisations of the energy sector. Within municipal law, Jacob Christiansen provides advice to a number of municipalities on the specifics of municipal law, including advice on the foundation of municipal companies.


Danish, English and French.


Den Danske Energiretsforening (the Danish association for energy law) and the Danish Association for Company Law.


Master of Law from the University of Aarhus, 1997. Right of audience: The Danish High Courts.



Within: Energy

With 'a good understanding of the client's needs', DLA Piper Denmark has 'strong legal competencies across local regulations and rules' and is led by renewable energy expert Jacob Sparre Christiansen. Recent highlights include Christiansen advising Vestforsyning on a project involving the placement of new wind turbines at Gedmose wind farm in Jutland, and oil and gas and mineral extraction specialist Per Vestergaard Pedersen assisting the Government of Greenland with licensing issues for the exploration and extraction of minerals.

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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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