Marco de Benito has practised international arbitration for over 15 years, first at Uría Menéndez, then as an independent practitioner and of counsel at Moscardó. He has acted as arbitrator and represented clients in the M&A, distribution, financial, construction, energy and infrastructure sectors in Paris, London, Geneva, Madrid and Miami, under the ICC, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules, applying Spanish, Italian and Austrian law, as well as the lex mercatoria.
Dr de Benito is a full professor of law at IE University. He earned his doctorate from Comillas Pontifical University. During his doctoral studies he spent a year at Yale Law School, where he co-chaired the Yale Forum on International Law and was an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He was also a guest scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Since then, he has spoken at universities such as Harvard, Maastricht, Bologna, Panamerican (Mexico), Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala), Austral (Argentina) and Peking.
He has authored monographs on arbitration agreements (foreword by Juan Fernández-Armesto) and European justice systems (foreword by Michele Taruffo), co-authored a handbook on European legal history and coordinated two collective works on international arbitration (see ie.academia.edu/MarcodeBenito).
He headed the Jean Monnet Module "Towards a Common Private Law of Europe" at IE University and advised the Justice Commission of the Spanish Congress on the reform of the Arbitration Act.
He is an appointed member of the procedural law board of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation.
He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, and can read German, French and Portuguese.
WWL says: Marco de Benito is recognised as "very impressive to work with; a true scholar and an absolute gentleman".
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