Commonly acknowledged as the spearhead of the next generation of Swiss arbitration lawyers, Sébastien Besson, born in 1970, is a partner in Levy Kaufmann-Kohler, one of the more prominent Swiss law firms. He has served as chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and counsel in many international and domestic arbitrations, including before the International Chamber of Commerce and the Swiss Chambers of Commerce.
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.