Peter Appel

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Insurance & Reinsurance

International Construction and Engineering Projects

Maritime Disputes

Private Clients/Family Offices – Legal

Shipping / Offshore / Transportation

Peter Appel heads up our Shipping/Offshore/Transportation practice group. Peter has considerable experience as a director and active discussion partner for managements in issues concerning the organisation of companies, day-to-day operations and strategy. As an adviser to a large number of the Danish shipping companies, he has also acquired expert knowledge of the shipping industry. Peter has an extensive international network, among other things, from his time as chairman of IBA’s Maritime and Transport Law Committee. He provides assistance with infrastructure projects and has extensive knowledge about ferry service and train and harbour projects. He has extensive experience with matters pertaining to Greenland. Peter assists a number of Danish and international NGOs in the transport sector. He also has a political network and is often involved in cases that also involve social considerations and public opinion. Finally, Peter has extensive experience as a speaker and lecturer and he regularly speaks at company events, associations and educational institutions. Significant cases
In the shipping area, Peter advises the majority of Danish shipping companies and investment foundations with connections to the area. He is often involved in legal proceedings, both representing the parties and as an arbitrator.

  • Gorrissen Federspiel 1985 –
  • Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel since 1994
  • Managing Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel 2010 – 2015
  • Chairman of the Board, Gorrissen Federspiel 2015 – 2020
  • Leadership in Law Firms (LFF), Harvard Law School Executive Education, 2015
  • Right of audience before the Danish Supreme Court 1996
  • LL.M. with Merit in Commercial and Corporate Law, London School of Economics, London University 1990
  • Admitted to the Danish Bar 1988
  • Specialised subjects exam in maritime law, University of Oslo 1985
  • Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen 1985
  • English

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