Benoît Javaux > Squadra Avocats > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Squadra Avocats
24 rue de Prony
75017 Paris

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Benoît Javaux is co-head of the “Business Litigation / Industrial Risks and Insurance ” department at Squadra Avocats.

For over 16 years, Benoît has been advising and representing both French and foreign businesses in their complex disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals, at every stage; at pre-litigation stage, to define the optimal strategy and secure the upper hand over an opponent, all the way through to the enforcement stage, where his goal is ensuring the successful fulfilment of decisions and awards.

Adept at implementing complex and ambitious litigation strategies, Benoît complements his expertise with a specialised proficiency in mediation (both as counsel and as mediator), in trade secret matters, and in collective and class action litigation. Pugnacious in defending clients’ interests, Benoît’s strategic skills have been acknowledged by peers and clients alike.

Moreover, his significant involvement in the field of education stems from and is fed by his professional work. For several years, Benoît has also dedicated time to imparting his knowledge, both through seminars for clients and legal professionals and by lecturing at universities and business schools.

Prior to joining Squadra, Benoît practiced business litigation for over a decade with the French full-service law firm August Debouzy, before moving on in 2017 to create, alongside four colleagues, the Commercial Litigation, White Collar and Compliance department of the Paris office of the US litigation firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.





Co-authored the LexisNexis 2022/23 guide on ADR

“La loi du 30 juillet 2018 sur le secret des affaires : quels enseignements tirer de la jurisprudence 4 ans après ?”, Semaine Juridique Edition Générale – 19/09/2022

Interview on contract termination for excessive exposure of a counterparty to risks of corruption and/or violation of human rights, ActuEL Direction Juridique – 07/09/2021

“Action de groupe en matière de consommation : conditions de recevabilité et charge de la preuve”, Dalloz Actualité – 22/07/2020

“Impacts du Covid-19 sur les contentieux et arbitrages commerciaux”, Revue Lamy Droit Civil – 05/05/2020

“Covid 19 : Les mesures prises par l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers”, Village de la Justice – 07/04/2020

“Le recours aux mesures probatoires en période d’état d’urgence sanitaire”, Le Club des Juristes – 03/04/2020


Training / Speaking appointments

“D’une approche sectorielle à une approche globale de l’action de groupe en droit français”, University of La Rochelle – 07/10/2022

“Civil fine and International Chambers of the Paris Commercial Court and Paris Court of Appeal”, Google French Legal Team meeting – 18/05/2022

“Procédures d’urgence : aspects pratiques et actualités”, Association Droit & Procédure – 06/05/2021

Interview by B Smart TV on intercompany mediation “Utilité et limites de la médiation inter-entreprises” – 30/04/2021

“Médiation inter-entreprises : les stratégies pré-contentieuses”, CMAP – 20/04/2021



Lectures on “Collective actions and class actions” and “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

Speaking appointments at the Paris Bar Training School (Ecole de Formation du Barreau) and professional organisation Campus Avocats on class actions, team work organisation and pre-trial evidence collection


Trained in intercompany mediation (2017)

Paris Centre for Mediation and Arbitration, CMAP


Master II Degree in Private Law (2005)

Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University


Master II Degree in Business Law (2004)

Paris IX Dauphine University


Graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences in Lyon (2001)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

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Squadra Avocats is able to handle a range of disputes, covering commercial litigation, financial litigation and industrial disputes, representing SMEs as well as some larger companies and individual investors. The practice is led by Benoît Javaux, Solën Guezille, Charles Morel and Jean-Baptiste Belin.