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Peter smith

Attorney (H), Partner


M: (+45) 53 86 31 20

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Specializes in dispute resolution, insurance, construction and risk management

Peter handles disputes before all Danish courts and arbitrational tribunals with an emphasis on complex matters with either a technical aspect or relating to the financial sector.


Peter has extensive experience with litigation relating to financial distressed businesses and recovery opportunities, including auditors’ liability, management liability (D&O), and matters relating to bankruptcies.


Peter provides market leading advice on product liability and safety issues (recall and similar) including complex serial claims as well as other matters involving technical issues. Peter has extensive experience handling disputes regarding product liability for both domestic and international clients.


Moreover, Peter is highly experienced with construction matters and disputes, including advisor’s liability, warranty and insurance issues.


In his capacity as an insurance specialist, Peter advise clients on coverage issues, claims handling, recourse, reassurance, preparation/translation of insurance terms and handling of various regulatory matters. His insurance-related work includes handling complex property damage and business interruption (BI) claims with a special emphasis on claims relating to fires.


Peter is a highly experienced advisor on risk management, including the interaction between contractual risks and insurance cover and how these risks can be mitigated. Over the years, Peter has drafted a wide range of customized standard contracts (such as terms of sale and delivery or purchase terms) for numerous Danish and foreign clients, focusing on allocating risks based on available insurance cover and in a commercially feasible manner.


Peter strives to provide no-nonsense advice in complex matters, to align advice with clients’ commercial reality and consistently deliver results in the best and most cost-effective way.

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Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court


- TREP law (partner): 1 October 2016 to present

- Kromann Reumert: 1 December 2006 to 30 September 2016

- Elverdam Advokater: 1 April 2005 to 30 November 2006


- Forsikring af M&A-transaktioner - Warranty & Indemnity Insurance, Revision og Regnskabsvæsen 4/2016 Article on W&I insurance, misrepresentation according to Danish insurance law and whether or not fines are insurable in Denmark.

-Bestyrelsesansvar - hvem skal føre sagen?, Nyhedsbrev for Bestyrelser nr. 12/2013 Article regarding insurers and/or the insured’s right to choose legal counsel when defending liability claims.


- Willis - Executive Risks - A Boardroom Guide 2012/2013, White Page Ltd. Contributed with Danish chapter to international guide on executive risks.


-Time bar in insurance and reinsurance - An International Comparison 2011, Clyde & Co LLP Contributed with Danish chapter to international guide on time bar issues in insurance and reinsurance matters.

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