Benedikt provides legal advice regarding a large variety of regulated sectors, in particular in the automotive sector. Clients seek his advice in critical matters or those that involve innovative technologies.
He has extensive experience in the automotive sector and with new mobility concepts. This includes expertise in the legal landscape for automated/autonomous and teleoperated vehicles in Germany, the European Union and worldwide. Benedikt has accompanied the new regulation on L3 and L4 vehicles in Germany, in the EU and on UNECE level, he advises on structures and approval procedures for L4 vehicles and ridesharing concepts in the EU.
Benedikt also advises on the regulatory aspects of the emissions matter of an international automotive group in the EU and other UN-ECE contracting parties in Europe, Asia and Africa. Beyond the mobility sector, Benedikt has advised on regulatory issues in the finance, energy, infrastructure and water sector, in particular during the financial and sovereign debt crisis on issues regarding the stabilisation of financial markets, the establishment of bad banks and the creation of the EU-wide bank levy.
Benedikt studied law, politics, philosophy and history at the universities of Freiburg i. Br., Munich and Oxford. He completed his studies with papers on the state philosophy of Hobbes and Aristotle and a doctoral thesis at the Humboldt University in Berlin on an administrative law topic of the German reunification.
He has been listed in various rankings (Chambers Global, Legal 500, Handelsblatt, JUVE) as a “leading name in public commercial law” for many years. For his advice on the stabilisation of the financial market, Benedikt received the award as “Innovative Lawyer of the Year” from the Financial Times London. In 2022 he has been awarded “Lawyer of the Year” by the German Handelsblatt. He regularly lectures and is the author of numerous publications in the field of national and international regulatory law in the automotive, financial, energy and infrastructure sectors.