Christian Fredrik Michelet

Christian Fredrik Michelet

Partner, Oslo Download CV Download vCard

Christian Fredrik has more than 35 years experience in the oil, gas and offshore industry, both working as a lawyer and as an oil company executive. He is advising oil companies and offshore service companies on both legal and strategic issues on a global basis. He has also been advisor to governments in oil and gas producing countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East. His 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.

Christian Fredrik has been involved in a large number of oil and gas transactions in Norway. He has also acted as counsel in some of the major oil and gas litigations in Norway during the last decades. Christian Fredrik frequently acts as an arbitrator in national and international arbitrations. The arbitrations cover most commercial matters, including the oil, gas and energy sectors, construction, shipping and insurance. He also acts as a mediator in such disputes.

For a number of years, Chambers has ranked Christian Fredrik as a “star individual” in oil and gas and Legal 500 has ranked him as a "leading individual". 

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the foremost in Norwegian oil and gas", "one of the best, go-to lawyers in Norway" and "very experienced and clever guy Chambers and Partner

About Christian Fredrik


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


  • 2021

    Hall of Fame, Recommended and Other key lawyer - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Leading Individual and Recommended - Legal 500

  • 2020

    Star Individuals - Chambers and Partners Global and Europe


  • 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