Benoît is committed to his specialist areas of real estate law and construction law, from both a practical and academic perspective.
Besides negotiating contracts, drawing up legal advice and structuring operations in relation to the above areas of law, Benoît has dealt with various disputes before the courts and in arbitration procedures. He also often acts as an arbitrator in these matters.
Benoît holds a Master of Law (LL.M) specialising in commercial law from the University of Cambridge (2005), and a doctorate degree from the University of Liège (ULg) with his thesis dedicated to the prospects of European harmonisation of real estate promotion (2008). For his thesis, he was awarded the triennial Jean Rey Award at the European Parliament in 2010.
Benoît is a professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Liège (ULg), where he heads the department for law of obligations and contract law. He also teaches a specialised course on commercial law at the Management School – University of Liege (HEC-ULg) and is a visiting professor at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), where he teaches a course on European and international construction law. Besides, Benoît is member of the Belgian Notary Nomination Commission.
In 2012, he was appointed President of the European Society of Construction Law (ESCL).