Jean Guillaume Benoit

Jean-Guillaume Benoit

Trade Advisor
Baker McKenzie BV/SRL
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Jean-Guillaume is a trade advisor in the Tax Practice Group of the Brussels office. He joined Baker McKenzie in January 2023 after 4 years of experience in a leading consulting and advisory firm.

Practice Focus

Jean-Guillaume advises clients on customs and trade compliance matters, including export controls and sanctions. His area of focus lies at the intersection between business operations, customs and trade policy measures to support the early identification of compliance risks and the development of tailored compliance and mitigation strategies.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Developed risk-based compliance programmes for leading software and automotive companies.

  • Advised a large pharmaceutical company in designing its global distribution network taking into account trade compliance considerations.

  • Advised companies on their divestment from Russia.

  • Audited companies on their compliance with export controls and restrictive measures, including the review of both their internal processes and transactions.

  • Advised companies on the setting-up of their trade compliance governance model.

  • Provided trainings on customs and trade compliance matters for the benefit of companies involved in the manufacturing and distribution of tools and equipment.

  • Advised companies on the development of early-risk identification models to support their compliance with export controls and sanctions.


  • Institute for European Studies in Brussels (Master's Degree in European Studies)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (Master's Degree in International Relations)
  • University of Sao Paulo (Exchange Student Program)
  • University of Nanur (Bachelor's Degree in Political Science)


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese