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Thought Leaders - Data 2019
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
Patents 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Benjamin May is a top-tier patent litigator with in-depth expertise when it comes to the life sciences sector.

Biography

Benjamin May is one of the founding partners of ARAMIS and co-managing partner. He heads the intellectual property practice of the firm and manages a team of nine attorneys, with a strong focus on patent litigation.

His professional practice covers both transactional work and litigation. Benjamin has a particular focus in the fields of life sciences and financial services, with a deep knowledge of the regulatory framework.

Benjamin is regularly distinguished in international rankings as a prominent patent litigator and a high-profile strategist in complex cases. In 2020, Aramis has been appraised as best "rising patent litigation" firm of the year. It also appears as one of the leading teams for patent litigation in the life sciences sector.

As patent litigator, Benjamin mostly acts for international clients and has a deep expertise in cross-border cases both pan-European and transatlantic. He is active in several landmark disputes in various sectors such as the pharma, cosmetics, food and agriculture, consumer goods, banking and fashion.

Benjamin has published numerous articles and surveys on patent litigation, including the French chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Patent Litigation (2020). He is a frequent speaker in conferences in his areas of expertise.

Over the 20 years of his career, Benjamin worked at tier-one law firms, in both France and abroad. Benjamin is admitted to practise in France and Belgium. He graduated from the University of Paris XI and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe). He speaks fluent French and English. In 2008 Benjamin was admitted to the Panel of Intellectual Property Specialists, recognised by the Paris Bar.

National Leader

France - Data 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Benjamin May is recognised as an impressive data lawyer with a diverse practice that spans IP, IT, e-commerce and data protection issues, particularly in the life sciences and financial services sectors. 

Biography

Benjamin May is one of the founding partners of ARAMIS and co-managing partner. He heads the IP and technology practice of the firm and manages a team of seven attorneys.

Both a trusted adviser and a litigator, Benjamin practises IT, data protection and outsourcing. He has a particular focus in data-centric sectors such as healthcare and financial services, with a deep knowledge of the regulatory framework.

Benjamin is regularly distinguished in international rankings as a prominent technology attorney and a high-profile strategist in complex cases. He has been recognised as a "leading individual" for tech matters in the well-known international survey The Legal 500.

Benjamin mostly acts for international clients in the context of domestic and cross-borders matters both pan-European and transatlantic. He is active in GDPR compliance and data security projects. Benjamin also handles privacy matters in the context of disputes, with a focus on e-discoveries, as well as e-reputation matters.

Benjamin has published numerous articles and surveys on data protection, and is a regular contributor to the French part of Getting The Deal Through: Data Protection & Privacy, including the French chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Data Protection & Privacy (2019). He is a frequent speaker in conferences in his areas of expertise.

Over the 20 years of his career, Benjamin worked at tier-one French law firms, in both France and Eastern Europe. 

Benjamin is admitted to practise in France and Belgium. He graduated from the University of Paris XI and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe). He speaks fluent French and English. 

France - Patents 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

 Benjamin May is a top-tier patents lawyer with in-depth expertise when it comes to the life sciences sector.

Biography

Benjamin May is one of the founding partners of ARAMIS and co-managing partner. He heads the IP and technology practice of the firm and manages a team of seven attorneys.

His professional practice covers intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce and data protection. His practice on both transactional work and litigation. Benjamin has a particular focus in the fields of life sciences and financial services, with a deep knowledge of the regulatory framework.

Benjamin is regularly distinguished in international rankings as a prominent IP litigator and a high-profile strategist in complex cases. In 2020, Benjamin has been ranked by the well-known survey The Legal 500 EMEA as one of 10 leading individuals for patent litigation in France. At the same time, the Aramis team has also been recognised as best “rising patent litigation team” in Paris by LeadersLeague.

As patent litigator, Benjamin mostly acts for international clients and has a deep expertise in cross-border cases both pan-European and transatlantic. He is active in several landmark disputes in various sectors such as the pharma, cosmetics, food and agriculture, consumer goods, banking and fashion.

Benjamin has published numerous articles and surveys on patent litigation, including the French chapter of Getting the Deal Through: Patent Litigation (2021). He is a frequent speaker in conferences in his areas of expertise.

Over the 20 years of his career, Benjamin worked at tier-one French law firms, in both France and Eastern Europe. 

Benjamin is admitted to practise in France and Belgium. He graduated from the University of Paris XI and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe). He speaks fluent French and English. In 2008 Benjamin was admitted to the Panel of Intellectual Property Specialists, recognised by the Paris Bar.

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