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Marco De Benito

Professor IE Law School

Marco de Benito is a full professor at IE University, in Madrid and Segovia. He has lectured, amonst others, at the Università degli Studi di Bologna, the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, the Universidad Autómoma de Madrid, and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid. His main areas of interest are European Legal History, Comparative Civil Procedure, and International Arbitration.

Prof. de Benito is a Corresponding Fellow of the Real Academia Española de Jurisprudencia y Legislación. He holds a Doctorate in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid (summa cum laude, nemine discrepante). He has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, 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-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, in Hamburg.

Prof. de Benito practised as an attorney at Uría Menéndez law firm from 2002 to 2011, when he joined IE. Today he is Of Counsel at Moscardó & Asociados, and sits regularly as an arbitrator. He has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings in the oil and gas, electricity, renewables, infrastructure, and financial sectors, seated in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, London, and Washington DC, under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, and the Swiss Rules, among others.

He is a founding member of the Spanish Arbitration Club. He is also a member of  the Miami International Arbitration Society and other professional associations in his areas of expertise. From 2013 he heads the European Module “Towards a Common Private Law of Europe” within the Jean Monnet Program of the European Commission.

He has co-authored a handbook on European Legal History (2013), coordinated a collective book on international arbitration in Europe (2013) and authored a book on the binding efficacy of arbitration agreements (2010). He publishes and speaks regularly on his fields of interest. Please visit some of his publications at


Professional Background

Of Counsel, Moscardó & Asociados, from 2012
Associate, Uría Menéndez (2002-2011)

Teaching & Research

Professor, IE University, from 2011
Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School
Visiting Scholar, Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht de Hamburgo

Academic Background

Doctorate in Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid
Graduate in Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Significant Publications

Arbitraje Internacional en Europa

COLLANTES, J. L., CREMADES, A.-C. (dir.), De Benito, M. (coord.)
IE Law School / Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre, Lima , 2013

Historia del Derecho en Europa

Aranzadi, Cizur Menor , 2013

El Convenio Arbitral: su Eficacia Obligatoria

De Benito, M.
Civitas, Cizur Menor , 2010