Benjamin MAY

Benjamin May is one of the founding partners of ARAMIS. His professional practice covers regulatory work, intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce and data protection. His practice also includes commercial contracts and litigation. Benjamin has a particular focus in the field of life sciences and in the financial services sector. 

He graduated from the University of Paris XI and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe). He previously worked for the law firms Gide, both in Budapest and Paris, and de Pardieu Brocas & Maffei in Paris. He speaks French and English. Benjamin teaches Information technology law at the Paris graduated school of management (ESCP-Europe) and is a frequent speaker in conferences in his areas of expertise. Professional memberships: INTA, ITECHLAW, APRAM, AIJA.

Track record

What the market says on us


"Aramis provides 'high value advice'. Led by Benjamin May, the 5-lawyer team demonstrates 'a strong expertise' and 'understand the commercial background'."


Life sciences

"Benjamin May of Aramis is one of the rising stars of the market. the 5-lawyer team handles patent work. The firm has been involved in several high profile cases in the pharma sector. The team is involved in pan-European patent disputes in the life sciences sector."


Intellectual Property

"The team recently won several trademark and copyright cases. The team is also in charge of several patent disputes including a case in the field of cosmetics. The IP practice also supports M&A transactions."


Financial services
"Aramis is one of the market references for e-payments and financial services. The firm assisted Wirecard on the seeting up of the largest NFC programme in France with Orange. "


Technologies de l'information

Led by Benjamin May, the 5-lawyer team advises institutional clients for large IT projects. The team also handles litigations and provide support to M&A transactions. Aramis recently represented Alstom in a large lawsuit on the outsourcing of data centers.


  • 2006: Co-founder of Aramis
  • 2001-2005: De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Paris)
  • 1998-2001: Gide Loyrette Nouel (Budapest and Paris)
  • Graduate of the Master of Law (corporate law and tax) of the University of Paris XI (1997)
  • Paris Graduate School of Management (ESCP Europe, 1996)