X-officio provides legal, governance and procurement support to inter-governmental and national research infrastructures, ERICs, research facilities and laboratories used by the science community to conduct research and foster innovation.


X-officio supports departments of administration, COOs, DG/CEOs and national ministries in all matters pertaining to legal, governance and procurement in the process of establishing, constructing and operating a research infrastructure. We also support business and contractual partners in legal and procurement matters. 


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Our Team
Ohad Graber-Soudry
EU-advokat, Sveriges advokatsamfund

Solicitor (England & Wales)


Phone: +46 76 9435368

Former Head of Legal at the European Spallation Source ERIC and alumni of a world leading international law firm, Ohad has gained extensive experience in legal, procurement and governance functions including the setting up and the establishment of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

As a practicing lawyer, Ohad also advises on a wide range of commercial and cross-border contracts and has particular specialization in EU public procurement law. Among others, he represented the European Commission before the European Courts in procurement contracts disputes.

Ohad is a visiting professor for international law at the 'Executive Masters in Management of Research Infrastructures' (University of Milano-Bicocca) and a guest lecturer on EU public procurement at the Faculty of Law, Lund University.


Timo Minssen
Senior Advisor

Timo Minssen is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). He is also a scientific advisory board member of the Copenhagen Centre for Regulatory Sciences and Steering Committee member of the Danish Association for the Protection of Industrial Property. He has been a visiting research fellow at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, as well as a Harvard Law School and Max Planck guest scholar.



Timo specializes in intellectual property, data protection (GDPR), and health & life science law. He is widely published on legal and practical issues related to the regulation of technologies, R&D incentives, and technology transfer. He was trained in the German Court system and at the European Patent Office and provided advice to the EU Commission, start-ups and diverse stakeholders in the health & life science sector.



With the assistance of a small group of legal, administrative and procurement professionals, we are able to deliver high-quality support services to research infrastructures and their business partners at a cost-efficient and a timely manner.

At UCPH, Timo leads large interdisciplinary research projects in synthetic biology, precision medicine, artificial intelligence and research infrastructures.

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