Benoît Javaux


Partner Benoît Javaux deals with complex commercial and corporate disputes of all kinds, both as counsel and as a mediator. For the past 16+ years, Benoît has been advising and representing French and foreign clients before the French Courts, including in particular their international sections, and also in arbitration proceedings. Pugnacious in defending clients’ interests, Benoît’s strategic skills have been acknowledged by peers and clients alike, notably by Who’s Who Legal, according to which “Benoît Javaux earns plaudits as ‘a stellar practitioner’ in product liability, corporate and finance litigation”.
Prior to joining Squadra, Benoît practiced at August Debouzy and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.


  • “Expert lawyer” on Defective products liability, Who’s Who Legal, 2018 to 2022
  • “Solid reputation” for Mediation, Décideurs Juridiques 2022
  • “Solid reputation” for Commercial litigation, Décideurs juridiques 2022
  • “Solid Reputation” for Financial and High Stake Litigation, Décideurs juridiques 2022
  • “Key lawyer and rising star” for Commercial
  • Litigation, Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • “Highly recommended” for Mediation, Leaders League 2020

Other Skills

  • Co-authored the LexisNexis 2022/23 guide on ADR
  • Member of the Work Group in charge of drafting official guidelines for proceedings before the international sections of the Paris Commercial Court and the Paris Court of Appeals
  • Lectures on “Amicable Dispute Resolution” at Sciences-Po Paris for the Master 2 Degree in Economic Law
  • Lectures on “Intercompany mediation: pre-litigation strategies” at Paris Descartes University for the Master 2 Degree on Justice, Trial and Procedural Law
  • Member of the French lawyers’ association Droit & Procédure


  • Trained in intercompany mediation, Paris Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CMAP)
  • Commercial, financial, corporate and IT litigation
  • Arbitration
  • ADR
  • Defective products liability
  • Court-mandated expert appraisals
  • Class actions
  • Lobbying


  • Master 2 Degree in Private Law, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University
  • Master 2 Degree in Business Law, Paris IX Dauphine University
  • Graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences in Lyon


  • Français
  • Anglais