Mr Christian Bendiksen > Brækhus Advokatfirma DA > Oslo, Norway > Lawyer Profile

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA
PO Box 1369 Vika
0161 OSLO

Work Department

Competition and EU


Christian Bendiksen is head of the Technology Industry & Trade department.

Bendiksen is a Norwegian attorney and a qualified English solicitor with extensive international experience, including international contract negotiations, cross-border public procurement and dispute resolution.

He has assisted foreign clients with most categories of procurement procedures; from ordinary tenders to competitive dialogue and in an extensive range of markets. He provides advice for clients engaged in complex procurement strategy, has assessed the scope of security exemptions and secret tendering criteria for the Central Bank of Norway, and assisted defence suppliers in a broad range of markets and procurement procedures, from defence tendering under the ordinary procurement rules, to acquisition of materiel under restricted procedures.

Bendiksen has a thorough understanding of Norwegian and EEA/EU competition law. He has assisted clients with issues regarding abuse of dominant position, shaping technology transfer, cooperation and distribution agreements, leniency applications under EEA and Norwegian law and compliance with undertakings accepted by the commission. He has also been appointed monitoring trustee by the Norwegian Competition Authority and was among the first to notify a merger under the new, increased turnover thresholds.



2008 – 2013: Senior attorney/as of 2009, partner in the EEA-department, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt

2005: Trainee at Mishcon de Reya, London, working with competition law. Pupil at The Admirality Courts under Lady Gloster J. hearing arbitration appeals

2001-2008: Brækhus Dege Advokatfirma; trainee, associate and partner

1999 – 2001: The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency


2005 – Qualified as Solicitor in England & Wales
2001 – Lawyers practicing certificate
1999 – Master of Laws, University of Oslo
1998 – Master in EU-law and French private law from the University of Tours

Lawyer Rankings

Norway > TMT

Brækhus Advokatfirma DA has strength in negotiating complex IT contracts, specialist public procurement issues (especially relating to cloud services) and change management work. Team head Christian Bendiksen is an expert in issues relating to artificial intelligence; Stein E Hove is an IT contracts and litigation specialist, and Brede A Haglund specialises in commercial contracts.