Prof. Dr. Christoph Benedict

Attorney, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons, Düsseldorf

Christoph G. Benedict is Legal Director at Pinsent Masons, Düsseldorf. He holds a Doctor of Laws degree from Heidelberg University and a degree in European Studies from Institut Universitaire d'Études Européennes at Geneva University. As a doubly qualified attorney, he is admitted to practice both as a German "Rechtsanwalt" and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is also an Honarary Professor at the University of Wales, Swansea and, as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), London, he founded the CIArb's German Chapter in Berlin.

A former senior research fellow for Max-Planck-Institute Heidelberg, he has published on a wide array of questions of International Law, is co-editor of a renowned public procurement law journal and a member of a number of learned socities. He speaks five languages, has three kids and enjoys opera, skiing, sailing and tennis.