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Peter Østergaard Nielsen

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Peter Østergaard Nielsen specialises in offshore wind energy

Peter Østergaard Nielsen has unique knowledge of the offshore wind industry. Both at a national and international level, he is considered one of the leading legal specialists in offshore wind projects. He has been the principal negotiator in respect of several high-profile, international offshore projects in England, Germany, France, the USA, Taiwan, Japan and Denmark and is one of the preferred legal advisers rendering assistance to Danish and non-Danish enterprises within his field of expertise.

In addition to his keen understanding of international business transactions and insight into the energy sector, Peter is particularly valued for combining his legal skills with a commercial and technical understanding of the projects in which he is involved, both as a provider of commercial feedback and as a legal adviser. 

Peter has in-depth knowledge of due diligence and project management. He is highly experienced in the drafting of framework agreements on, for example, wind turbines, cables and foundations and has developed numerous template contracts for risk handling, optimisation of processes and supplier interfaces, spreading of technical risks, etc. 

Due to his international experience he is currently involved in projects in Europe, Asia as well as in the USA.


The Team

Energy and Supply

  • Energy and Supply
  • Infrastructure
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Partner Peter Østergaard Nielsen
"I engage in the legal advisory services as a team player and businessman on the client's terms."
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Education and language

  • Admission to practice law
  • LLM
  • Master of Laws (University of Copenhagen)
  • English


Key contacts include Per Hemmer, Haakun Djurhuus, Hanne Moelbeck, Johan Weihe and Peter Oestergaard Nielsen, who each head different aspects of the department's work.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Public Law