Christian James-Olsen

Christian James-Olsen



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Practice areas   Shipping Offshore

Christian James-Olsen is a Partner of the firm's Shipping Offshore practice and Managing Partner of Wikborg Rein’s Shanghai office. James-Olsen's main areas of practice are matters relating to offshore, supply industry, shipping and maritime law, manufacturing/enterprise law and contract law. He advises suppliers within the oil and gas sector, ship owners and shipyards. He regularly gives advice in matters relating to chartering, management and operation of offshore units and vessels. James-Olsen has particularly broad experience from structuring, planning, negotiations and management of offshore projects, including engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contracts for the building, conversion and maintenance of offshore rigs and vessels. He is experienced within dispute resolution and litigation work before Norwegian courts and international arbitrations.

Work experience:

  • 2016- Partner and Head of Shanghai office, Wikborg Rein, Shanghai
  • 2015-2016 Partner, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
  • 2011-2014 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
  • 2009 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
  • 2005-2008 Associate, Wikborg Rein, Bergen
  • 2004 Associate, Simonsen Føyen
  • 2003-2004 Trainee, Wikborg Rein, Bergen 


  • Co-writer of INTSOK, Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners, Global Procurement Processes – Phase 1 (2014)


  • Member of Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Oil and Gas Resource Group


  • 2007 Practing Certificate
  • 2003 Cand. jur. University of Bergen
  • 2002 Bond University, Australia