Marco de Benito is recognized as one of Spain’s leading arbitration practitioners.


Marco and his team have participated in arbitrations in the financial, corporate, energy, and infrastructure sectors, in venues such as London, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Madrid, or Miami, under Spanish, Italian, or Austrian law, as well as under general principles of law and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.


Marco’s professional activity is based on university teaching and research. A tenured Associate Professor at IE Law School, he holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Civil Procedure and the Jean Monnet Module in European Private Law at IE University. He teaches comparative civil procedure, arbitration, contracts, and legal history.


He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the Pontifical University of Comillas in Madrid, with a dissertation largely written at Yale Law School and the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg. He has taught at universities around the world, including Harvard, Bologna, Maastricht, and Beijing.


Marco is the author of numerous monographs and articles, including The History of Law in Europe and Colloquies on European Civil Procedure. He is also co-editor-in-chief of Arbitraje, the leading academic journal on arbitration in Spanish.


He is a member of the International Association of Procedural Law and the ICC Institute of World Business Law, and a corresponding member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation.


A native Spanish speaker, Marco is fluent in English and Italian and reads German, French and Portuguese.


A strong team of highly experienced practitioners and carefully selected and trained junior lawyers support Marco’s work.