Marco De Benito is a well-regarded figure among peers in the international arbitration market. He commands over 15 years of experience in complex arbitrations across a range of sectors.
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, Milan, Madrid and Miami, under the ICC, UNCITRAL, Swiss and Milan Rules, applying Spanish, Italian and Austrian law, as well as the general principles of law.
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, Florence, Pisa, Pavia, Peking and a number of Latin American schools, from Mexico to Argentina.
He has authored critically acclaimed monographs on arbitration agreements and European justice systems, co-authored a handbook on European legal history and coordinated two collective works on international arbitration (see www.marcodebenito.academia.edu).
He headed the Jean Monnet module towards a common private law of europe and advised the Spanish Congress and the Argentine government on the reform of their respective laws on arbitration.
He is a 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.