Benoît Keane is a leading European lawyer. He specialises in European law and European competition law in particular relating to the media and sports sectors. Benoît represents clients before the European Commission and European Courts.
Benoît Keane is a qualified solicitor (England & Wales) who specialises in European law and European competition law. He is an experienced adviser on a range of European legal matters to public authorities, companies, sports organisations, industry associations and media bodies. He regularly acts in cases before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice.
Benoît is established in Brussels but he works with clients across Europe. Before starting his own practice, Benoît worked for a number of highly respected international law firms in Brussels, London and Paris. Clients receive, therefore, the professional service expected of an international law firm but the personal service of a dedicated legal adviser. Benoît Keane works with law firms throughout Europe and with the Spark Legal Network.
Benoît has developed an expertise in European sports law and European media law.
He advises on European sports law issues and, in particular, the application of European free movement and competition law to the regulatory rules of sports organisations as well as their commercial activities. He also provides media bodies, in particular broadcasters, with advice on the application of European media law and European competition law to their activities.
Benoît, who comes from Ireland, read law at University College Cork. He obtained a master's degree in European law at the College of Europe in Bruges. He worked in London and Paris for an international law firm before moving to Brussels in 2003 to undertake a stage in the European Commission (DG Competition). He then worked as a qualified lawyer for a number of highly respected international law firms in Brussels before establishing his own practice in 2012.
Benoît regularly writes and speaks on developments in European law and policy. He was Chair of the Institute of International & European Affairs (Brussels branch) from 2007 – 2009. He is the European law contributor to Sports Law Administration and Practice and a member of the Editorial Review Board of the competition law journal World Competition.