Christian Fredrik Michelet


Christian Fredrik Michelet. Photo.
Christian Fredrik has more than 40 years of experience in the oil, gas and energy industries, both working as an attorney and as an oil company executive. He is advising oil and energy companies on both legal and strategic issues on a global basis. He has also been advisor to governments in many oil and gas producing countries. His practice covers all aspects of the oil and gas industry. He is also engaged in renewable energies, including offshore wind, solar projects and hydrogen projects.

Christian Fredrik is admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway. He 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. Legal 500 has ranked him as "Hall of Fame" in oil and gas, and Finansavisen has listed him as the leading oil and gas lawyer in Norway for more than 20 years.


  • 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


  • 2020

    Oil and Gas Activities in Norway - Regulatory and Contractual Framework, co-writer, Gyldendal
  • 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