Co-founder & Partner

Benoît, Delcade’s co-founder, is a Paris Bar lawyer and UK Solicitor (London).

In 2019, Benoit was recognized for his corporate and litigation expertise and quoted in Legal500 (click here to get the Legal law firm 2019 France ranking and quote) with Delcade as a leading law firm.

Benoît’s career includes ten years with leading international law firms such as White & Case (Paris) and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt Mosle LLP (London). In 2005, he worked as a corporate lawyer in London, within the Kimberly Clark group. In 2009, he joined a Paris-based organisation and opened a secondary office in Bordeaux the following year. He helped launch a representative office in London in 2014. He is an advisor for various embassies and offers his services to French and foreign companies requiring cross-cutting strategic and legal support in business law.

He is pragmatic and business-oriented, and executives appreciate working with him when looking for a general counsel offering strategic legal support.
Benoît also teaches French business law courses in English and chairs Enter France, an English-speaking service assisting foreign companies setting up in France.

Benoît is the French National Representative to the International Bar Association (IBA), the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. In this role, Benoît works closely with French bar institutions, notably for the study and development of legal technology.  Benoît is also a member of the European Lawyers Association (ELA).

Benoît is the author of a number of articles, including Thomson Reuters’ practical guide “Doing Business in France” (boilerplate clauses).

His motto:

“Stand out from the crowd and keep innovating.”

His expertise

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