Georg Lett deals especially with litigation and arbitration as well as liability, insurance law and EU law. A key focus area is Georg's extensive assistance to the insurance and finance industries and, in addition to litigation 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.
He acted for clients in cases such as the Faroe Bank case, the Feta case, cases relating to asset stripping and the high-profile Thorsen case on fraud and forgery. Furthermore, cases before the Danish Financial Council and against the Danish Consumer Ombudsman on disputes relating to the basis for pension schemes. He has defended cases concerning product liability for pharmaceutical injury, airplane crashes and D&O liability.
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 MCT-case and Roskilde Bank case where he successfully defended EY.
Georg Lett was the Danish member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2006-2016) and also acts as an arbitrator.
- Trainee at the then EC Commission, 1974
- University of Copenhagen, Master of Law, 1972
- Chambers and Partners (2016) - Georg Lett receives effusive praise from clients, who say: "He is experienced and was very responsive. He is definitely one of the most skilled lawyers in this particular area, and is the one I turn to for complex problems."
- Chambers and Partners (2015) - clients are quick to praise Georg Lett, saying: "He provides timely and comprehensive advice. He is not too formal and makes things go quickly."
- Chambers and Partners (2014) - within Dispute Resolution, sources describe Georg Lett as "a bright and dedicated lawyer, with excellent cases and experience."
- Legal 500 - within Insurance, clients describe Georg Lett as well-reputed
- The Danish supreme-court judgment about auditor’s liability (published in Danish only) (Revision og Regnskabsvæsen, a Danish accounting periodical, No 9, 2015)
- Co-author of Inflow of cases in the Supreme Court and the Maritime and Commercial Court (published in Danish only) (Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, a Danish commercial-law periodical, No 2, 2014)
- Co-author of New ICC Mediation Rules (published in Danish only) (Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, a danish commercial-law periodical, No 2, 2014)
- Evidence for development damage within product liability. The two Servier judgments (published in Danish only) (Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, a Danish commercial-law periodical, No 1, 2014)
- Co-author of International Commercial Arbitration – Different Forms and their Features (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
- Co-author of The charge judgment referred in the Danish weekly law reports U2012.483H (published in Danish only) (Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, a Danish commercial-law periodical, No 1, 2013)
- How to become an ICC arbitrator (published in Danish only) (Advokaten, a Danish legal periodical, No 2, 2012)
- Arbitration as a service industry (published in Danish only) (Advokaten, a Danish legal periodical, No 2, 2012)
- Co-author of Passengers’ right to compensation for delayed plane departures (published in Danish only) (Erhvervsjuridisk Tidsskrift, a Danish commercial-law periodical, No 1, 2012)
Memberships And Affiliations
- ICC Commission on Arbitration
- VL23 (a management forum under the Danish Management Society)
- The Danish Legal Association
- The Copenhagen Bar Association
- The Danish Insurance Association
- Højesteretsskranken (a Danish association of experienced supreme court litigators)