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.