Christian Bendiksen

Lawyer | Partner | Solicitor (England & Wales)

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.

Christian Bendiksen is ranked “up & coming” within Technology and Digitalisation in Finansavisens annual survey of Norway’s leading lawyers.


Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma DA
Advokatfirmaet Schjødt, Senior attorney, as of 2009, partner in the EEA-department
Trainee at Mishcon de Reya, London, working with competition law. Pupil at The Admirality Courts under Lady Gloster J. hearing arbitration appeals
Brækhus Dege Advokatfirma; trainee, associate and partner
The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency


Scandinavian, English, French, Italian

Practice areas

Public Procurement and Competition
Technology and Digitalisation
Intellectual Property and Marketing law (Brækhus IP)
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Oil and Energy


2005 - Qualified as Solicitor in England & Wales
2001 - License to practice as a Norwegian attorney
1999 - Law degree from the University of Oslo
1998 - Master in EU-law and French private law from the University of Tours