Sébastien Besson represents parties in arbitral and court proceedings, and serves as arbitrator.
He has acted as counsel, arbitrator and legal expert in numerous international arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules, and in different jurisdictions. The scope of Sebastien’s practice includes joint ventures and industrial cooperation, agency and distribution, sales contracts, licensing, construction, energy, M&A, finance and sports-related disputes.
He has published extensively on international arbitration and sport disputes. Notably he has co-authored (with Professor Jean-François Poudret) the well-known treatise Comparative Law of International Arbitration (Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2007).
Sébastien is a part-time professor at the University of Neuchâtel and has taught several courses on arbitration and the settlement of commercial disputes, including in the Geneva Master in International Dispute Settlement programme (www.mids.ch).
Comparative Law of International Arbitration
2nd ed., London 2007, 952 pages (co-author Jean-François Poudret)
Droit comparé de l’arbitrage international [Comparative law of international arbitration]
Zurich/Paris/Brussels 2002, 1179 pages (co-author Jean-François Poudret)
Arbitrage international et mesures provisoires – Etude de droit comparé [International arbitration and provisional measures – A comparative law study]
Zurich 1998, 422 pages