Christian Degnboel Østergaard


As an associate in our Danish Tech & Comms team, I work with IT contracts, digitisation, procurement and data protection.

Purchasing IT usually requires thorough preparation and secure project management. Through my work for both public and private organisations, I have gained extensive experience in handling procurement of both small and large IT systems. In relation to this, I assist with the needs assessment, the preparation of contract material, the negotiations and subsequent performance of the contract.

IT acquisitions often involve many actors and different interests. When disputes arise, I assist with the dispute resolution, both directly between the parties, but also before the courts, including through arbitration.

In my work, I regularly draw my experience from my secondments, where I have been an integral part of the business and in the decision-making processes which have formed the basis for various IT purchases. In addition, I draw on my experience in project management on several major IT projects, where I have been responsible for ensuring the structure and the management of the process.

In my experience, the best results are achieved when the business needs are supported by a sound process.

  • Before joining Bird & Bird, I worked at one of the largest law firms in Denmark. Previously, I have been posted to Sund & Bælt and KOMBIT. In addition to my work, I have been teaching university students in administrative law for many years.
  • 2014: Aarhus University, LLB, Law
  • 2016: University of Copenhagen, LLM, Law
  • 2019: Prince2-certified
  • 2020: Certified IT lawyer
  • 2020: Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)
  • 2019: Admitted to the Danish Bar