Peter Dianati

Peter Dianati
Peter Dianati
Attorney, Partner
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Peter Dianati primarily provides general business advisory services, including advice on company law, contract law and construction law in particular.

Peter Dianati conducts litigation before the Danish Building and Construction Arbitration Board on behalf of large construction firms in particular. Peter Dianati also advises on all legal issues in respect of construction, including all relevant types of contracts and agreements and dispute resolution.

Moreover, Peter Dianati provides advice on commercial law and has significant experience regarding many different types of commercial contracts. In this context, his previous experiences in the private industry provides him with a commercial insight and understanding. Peter Dianati has worked in LEGO’s legal department in Billund (secondment) and has held the position as head of legal in North Media A/S (listed company on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen, i.a. parent company to Søndagsavisen A/S, Forbruger-Kontakt A/S and Boligportalen).

Peter Dianati previously worked at the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority and he has knowledge of the regulation of financial services companies. Peter Dianati has especially worked with investment funds, including the regulation of hedge funds and the regulation of investment companies.

Furthermore, Peter Dianati has worked at the New York based law firm Patterson Belknap Tyler & Webb, where he primarily worked with M & A and securities law.

Peter Dianati is a qualified building and construction mediator and has previous lectured on procedural law at the University of Copenhagen.

Peter Dianati speaks English and the Scandinavian languages.

Chambers Europe (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Peter Dianati is ranked in Band 2 in Real Estate: Construction.

Co-head of department Peter Dianati is an experienced construction partner described as”hard-working and relentless” by his clients.

Department co-head Peter Dianati enters the rankings thanks to impressive market feedback. One source describes him as a “highly skilled and pragmatic construction lawyer.” He is further praised for his hard work and commercial nous.

Peter Dianati is recommended by clients, who “very much like his commercial approach.”

Another source comments: “He is very good and very knowledgeable about construction. He and I understand each other’s line of thinking.”

He receives praise from clients: “He is very skilled, one of the best in his line of work, and a very experienced guy. His input is very easy to use and he gives practical advice.”

Peter Dianati is head of the real estate group and handles all areas of construction law, including contract negotiations and dispute resolution.

Peter Dianati is noted for his litigation experience, particularly in proceedings concerning construction law. Clients say: “He is very skilled and talented and provides commercial insight. He is dedicated, thorough, hard-working and loyal.”

Peter Dianati assists clients with construction disputes and arbitrations. Clients report that he is “proactive, very thorough and gives a good service.”

Peter Dianati continues to advise on a broad range of construction-related legal issues including development contracts and agreements, as well as representing contractors in dispute resolution. Recent work includes assisting several companies with large residential development projects.

Clients highlight Peter Dianati for his strength in disputes with contractors and his work on the project side. Interviewees report that he has “a strong standing in construction.” Dianati represents clients in contentious construction matters and also advises on project developments.

Peter Dianati acts for clients on construction-related disputes, and commercial and residential development projects. Clients appreciate that he demonstrates “a very commercial mindset and a lot of experience.”

Peter Dianati acts for clients on construction-related disputes, also handling commercial and residential development projects. Clients appreciate his extensive experience in complex contentious mandates and describe him as “pragmatic and solution-oriented.”

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Chambers Global (2017, 2018)

Peter Dianati is rated “Leading Individual” in Band 4.

Peter Dianati is noted for his litigation experience, particularly in proceedings concerning construction law. Clients say: “He is very skilled and talented and provides commercial insight. He is dedicated, thorough, hard-working and loyal.”

Peter Dianati assists clients with construction disputes and arbitrations. Clients report that he is “proactive, very thorough and gives a good service.”  

Legal 500 (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Peter Dianati is recommended as regards Dispute resolution as well as Real Estate and construction.

Peter Dianati’ is solution-oriented’ and his ‘technical and professional standards are second to none’.

Peter Dianati is ‘highly recommended’ for construction disputes. He is ‘relentless and accurate’…[and] provides ‘valuable, spot-on advice’.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab’s group is headed by Peter Dianati, whom clients view as a ‘preferred lawyer within construction.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s expertise includes employment, commercial and construction cases. ‘Standout’ practice co-head Peter Dianati counts GVL Entreprise among his clients.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s ‘very good’ practice has extensive experience representing clients in construction disputes, contract negotiations and real estate transactions. ‘Sharp’ group co-head Peter Dianati and Anders Hoffmann assisted GVL Entreprise with a number of project development matters.

‘Reputable’ Skau Reipurth & Partnere assists a broad range of clients with construction disputes and transactional matters. Notable clients include Rockwool, Nordea Ejendomme and GVL Entreprise.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s expertise spans real estate and construction, insolvency, employment and commercial disputes. Peter Dianati and Peter Skau-Andersen are recommended.

Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s construction law and real estate team is amongst the best in the country with a lot of in-depth strength. It is led by some of the most competent contruction lawyers, Peter Dianati (…) in particular.

I would like to emphasise Peter Dianati as a sublime partner and a very competent case manager who in the best way gets the best out of his colleagues.

Peter Dianati is in my view the most knowledgeble construction lawyer in Denmark. Extremely strong in the legal theory – but also hardworking and pragmatic.

Peter Dianati and (…) are among the best within the field of construction law. Peter is very hard-working, relentless and the bulldog you would want to fight for you in a construction dog fight.

Peter Dianati stands out as a desirable partner in construction law disputes.

We have worked with Peter Dianati on a number of real estate and construction projects, both in respect of development projects and dispute resolution. In both disciplines, Peter Dianati has excelled and exceeded our expectations and we have been more than satisfied with the advice we have been given. Peter Dianati’s track record of handling multimillion real estate and construction cases with a significant number of stakeholders probably speaks for itself.

Peter Dianati is very competent and theoretically strong within the field of construction law. Hardworking, relentless and dedicated to the task at hand. Always accessible and very no-nonsense.

Peter Dianati is exceptionally hard-working and very knowledgeable within construction disputes. I regard him as the best within this field.

Extremely specialised within construction law’, Skau Reipurth & Partnere’s team is headed up by Peter Dianati and (…), who are both experienced in construction litigation, mediation and arbitration, and infrastructure, procurement and contract law. As well as handling a large number of disputes, the group advises clients involved in major Danish construction projects. 

Skau Reipurth & Partnere is ‘very specialised within construction law and especially construction law disputes’, particularly litigation and arbitration proceedings arising from works and supply issues in building and engineering procedures. (…) and Peter Dianati are the names to note within the group, which also handles commercial contract, professional and product liability, post-M&A and securities disputes.

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Work Experience

2012 – Skau Reipurth & Partnere Advokatpartnerselskab
2006 – 2012 Plesner Law Firm
2011 Patterson Belknap Tyler & Webb, New York (Secondment from Plesner Law Firm)
2010 North Media A/S (Leave from Plesner Law Firm)
2008 Lego Juris A/S (Secondment from Plesner Law Firm)
2006 Stampe Haume & Hasselris Law Firm
2004 – 2006 Kyed & Jybæk Law Firm
2003 – 2004 Danish Financial Supervisory Authority

Educational Background

2019 Mediator Training Course with a Construction Theme, Danske Advokater
2006 Admission to practice law
2003 Masters of Laws, University of Copenhagen
2002 Southampton Solent University


  • Danish Society for Construction Law
  • Danish Society for Company Law
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • Byens Strateger II (network group, Byens Netværk)

Positions of Trust

2006 – 2007 Appointed member, the course organisation committee on the training of attorneys under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Justice
2004 – 2007 Member, the governing body of FAAF – Foreningen af Ansatte Advokater og Advokatfuldmægtige) (an association for salaried attorneys and assistant attorneys)

  • Nye regler for landbruget – enkeltbetalingsordning og nye arealgrænser” (New agricultural legislation – Single farm payment and new limits for possession of farm land), Månedsbladet BankInfo, 9/2004
  • “Beskatning af goodwill ved generationsskifte” (Goodwill taxation in transfers of ownership to a new generation), Månedsbladet BankInfo 4/2005
  • “Danske Hedgefonde” (Danish hedge funds), Månedsbladet BankInfo 12/2004″
  • “Nye regler for pant i andelsboliger” (New legislation regarding security in co-operative housing), Månedsbladet BankInfo 10/2004
  • Licitationen, byggejura, Dækningsgrad (Contribution ratio) (29 January 2016)
  • Licitationen, byggejura, Dokumentation i byggeri (Documentation in construction) (26 February 2016)
  • Licitationen, byggejura, Voldgiftsklausuler (Arbitration clauses) (4 April 2016)
  • Licitationen, byggejura, Back-to-Back klausuler (Back-to-Back clauses) (29 April 2016)
  • Licitationen, byggejura, Direkte krav (Direct claims) (30 May 2016)
  • Chambers Global Practice Guides – Construction (2018)

Peter Dianati has contributed to Legal 500’s Comparative Guides:

Furthermore, Peter Dianati has contributed to Chambers Global Practice Guides: