Benoît Denis

Of Counsel lawyer – Paris Bar since 2002
  • benoit.denis@huglo-lepage.com

Holder of a certificate of specialization in criminal law, Benoît Denis acts mainly in matters of industrial and environmental risks before criminal, civil and administrative courts.

A former legal assistant at the Paris financial centre and the Paris Court of Appeal, he has pleaded several emblematic cases at the Huglo Lepage law firm where he is in charge of sensitive litigation files (Xynthia, green algae, dioxin pollution, nuclear risk, Lubrizol, etc.).

As a consultant, he also advises on real estate and business law and has more recently developed an expertise in energy law.

Teaching

Former lecturer in criminal procedure, Université Paris-Sud XI ( 2005-2008 )

Education

  • Certificate of specialization in criminal law, CNB (2019)
  • CAPA, EFB Paris (2000)
  • Post-graduate diploma (DEA) in Sociology of Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (1998)
  • Post-graduate diploma (DESS) in Business Law and Corporate Tax, University of Burgundy (1997)
  • Master’s degree in Business Law and Tax Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (1996)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Law and International Private Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (1995)

Area of expertise

  • Criminal environmental Law
  • Industrial and natural Risks
  • Industrial Environment
  • Energy and new economy
  • Public and private affairs

Publications

Regular contributor to the Gazette du Palais and Energie Environnement Infrastructures, the Journal Spécial des Sociétés (JSS) and co-author of the Code de l’environnement (LexisNexis and Huglo Lepage Editions, 2019)

Recent work:

  • « La fiscalité écologique à l’heure de la FREC », JSS, January 2019
  • « Certificats d’économie d’énergie : les défis de la quatrième période », JSS, May 2018
  • « Procès AZF – Commentaire de l’arrêt du 31 octobre 2017 », Energie Environnement Infrastructures, March 2018
  • « Risques industriels et mise en danger », Gazette du Palais, January 2017
  • « Droit pénal des déchets : nouvelle QPC transmise », August 2016
  • « Libres propos sur la circulaire d’orientations de politique pénale », Energie Environnement Infrastructures, June 2015
  • « Acquisition et préemption d’anciens sites industriels potentiellement pollués », Gazette du Palais, March 2013

Langues

  • French
  • English