Christian 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.
Mr Bendiksen graduated from the University of Oslo (LLM) in 1999, and holds a degree in EU law and French private law from Université Francois Rabelais in Tours, France.
His prior experience includes service as an executive officer at the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency, tasked with handling cases concerning general administrative law, including expropriation, asset disposal and human rights. Mr Bendiksen has also practiced at the Admiralty Courts and the law firm Mishcon de Reya, both in London, United Kingdom.
Mr Bendiksen has received several invitations to speak at conferences in Norway and abroad on procurement issues.
Mr Bendiksen is a member of the Norwegian Bar Association and the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.