Christian B. Nislev

Christian Benedictsen-Nislev is specialised within shipping and logistics. He advises ship owners, cargo interests, insurance companies, investment funds, banks, and other companies within the maritime and transportation industry on contentious and transactional matters.

Christian Benedictsen-Nislev has extensive experience with litigation from smaller matters to the largest cases. In addition, his experience includes sale and purchase of ships, newbuilding contracts and ship finance. He has worked extensively with charter parties, pool agreements, repair contracts, and supplier agreements, as well as the trading and storage of commodities.

Christian Benedictsen-Nislev is qualified as an English solicitor, and advises on both Danish and English law. He has conducted arbitrations in Copenhagen and London.

Furthermore, Christian Benedictsen-Nislev has a strong commercial focus and a solid practical understanding of the world of finance, banking, and investments, obtained from his many years in the service of the best law firms in Copenhagen and the City of London.


“NJORD Law Firm handles the full spectrum of shipping matters for clients including Scandlines and DSV Air & Sea. Litigator Ulla Fabricius leads the team and acted for wind turbine part haulier Torben Rafn & Co, whose truck was hit by a train in Poland while carrying a turbine. Other recent mandates include transport specialist Christian Benedictsen-Nislev advising Færgesekretariatet on public procurement, regulatory compliance and marine insurance issues; and litigator Thomas Ryhl representing House of Prince in a claim against Kazemier Transport relating to the loss of cigarette cartons while shipping goods from Hungary to Denmark.”

Legal 500, 2019




2018-NJORD Law Firm, partner
2016-2018NJORD Law Firm, attorney
2011-2016Gorrissen Federspiel, attorney
2007-2010Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
2009A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S (secondment)


2015Copenhagen Business School, Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics
2014Admitted to the High Court of Denmark
2011Admitted to the Danish Bar
2009Solicitor of England and Wales
2007College of Law in London, LLB
2005University of Copenhagen, Master of Law


Danish, English, French, Swedish, and Norwegian.

Other information

From 2012 until 2015, Christian Benedictsen-Nislev taught International Maritime Law at the Commercial Shipping Course for shipping trainees offered by the Danish Shipowner’s Association. Christian Benedictsen-Nislev has since 2015 taught Economic Aspects of Maritime Law at Copenhagen Business School’s BSc in International Shipping and Trade.

Furthermore, Christian Benedictsen-Nislev gives lectures at international transportation and insurance conferences.

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