Christian Fredrik Michelet

Christian Fredrik Michelet

Partner, Oslo Download vCard

I have more than 35 years experience in the oil, gas and offshore industry, both working as a lawyer and as an oil company executive. I am advising oil companies and offshore service companies on both legal and strategic issues on a global basis. I have also been advisor to governments in oil and gas producing countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East. My practice covers all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including contract and regulatory matters, M&A, gas transportation, gas sales and price revisions, construction projects, disputes and oil and gas operational matters.

I have been involved in a large number of oil and gas transactions in Norway. I have also acted as counsel in some of the major oil and gas litigations in Norway during the last decades. I am frequently acting as arbitrator in national and international arbitrations. The arbitrations cover most commercial matters, including the oil, gas and energy sectors, construction, shipping and insurance. I also act is mediator in such disputes.

For a number of years by Chambers I have been ranked as a “star individual” in oil and gas, by Legal 500 as a leading individual and by Finansavisen as the leading oil and gas lawyer in Norway for more than 20 years.


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About Christian Fredrik


  • Vice President of Total Norge.
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway.


  • 1981

    MBA, INSEAD, France

  • 1980

    Cand. jur., University of Oslo


  • 2005

    A new legal Regime for Gas Contracts, European Energy Law Report II, Intersentia, Antwerpen-Oxford, co-writer

  • 1999

    Norsk gassavsetning - Rettslige hovedelementer (Norwegian Gas Sales – Legal main elements), Oslo, co-writer

  • 1999

    The EEA Handbook 2nd ed., Universitetsforlaget, co-writer

  • 1988

    Recognition of foreign enterprises as taxable entities, International Fiscal Association

  • 1981

    Non-taxable Associations, Universitetsforlaget



Ruseløkkveien 14

P.O.Box 2444 Solli

NO-0201 Oslo


C. Sundts gate 17

P.O.Box 2022 Nordnes

NO-5817 Bergen


Kongsgårdbakken 3

P.O.Box 440

NO-4002 Stavanger


Notenesgata 14

P.O.Box 996 Sentrum

NO-6001 Ålesund


48 Gracechurch Street

London EC3V 0EJ

United Kingdom