Marco de Benito
Professor, IE Law School
Marco de Benito Llopis-Llombart is a tenured professor at IE Law School (Madrid and Segovia, Spain). Marco’s areas of interest include European Legal History and International Dispute Resolution, and he publishes and speaks regularly on these topics. He combines his academic work with his practice as counsel, expert, and arbitrator in the international arbitration arena, both commercial and investor-state.
As an attorney admitted to the Madrid Bar since 2002, Marco grew up at Uría Menéndez and became independent in 2011. Amongst others, he has counseled corporations in the oil and gas, electricity, renewable energies, infrastructure, and financial sectors in arbitration proceedings seated in Paris, London, Washington DC, Geneva, and Madrid, under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, or the Swiss Rules.
Marco holds a Ph.D. in law from Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid and is a Corresponding Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School (New Haven, USA), where he co-chaired the Yale Forum on International Law and was an associate editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He completed his international studies with several research stays at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany).