Peter Appel is a senior partner at Gorrissen Federspiel. He graduated with a master’s degree in law from the University of Copenhagen in 1985. In 1990, he became a Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics. He has worked as an attorney with Gorrissen Federspiel since 1985, becoming a partner in 1994. He was managing partner from 2010 to 2015 and chairman of the firm from 2015 to 2020. He was admitted to the Danish Supreme Court in 1996 and regularly appears before the Court.
Peter works on all aspects of shipping as an adviser to a large number of Danish and foreign shipping companies. He has an extensive international network, among other things, from his time as chairman of the 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.
Peter is a co-author of the Danish-annotated Merchant Shipping Act 2020 and a contributor to a number of other publications.