Dr Sébastien Besson

Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Sébastien Besson is a partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, a leading arbitration and litigation firm. He represents companies before arbitral tribunals and state courts in commercial and sport disputes.

He has acted as counsel or legal expert in several Court of Arbitration for Sport’s procedures, including high profile and complex cases (e.g. Juventus v. Chelsea, Adamu v. FIFA, Karpov Inc. v. FIDE, FIFA v. Platini).

Sébastien Besson has published extensively on arbitration and resolution of 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 Besson is a part-time professor at the University of Neuchâtel, teaching notably resolution of sport disputes and sport contracts.

Sébastien Besson was educated at Lausanne University, where he received his doctorate in Law, and at Columbia University (New York), from where he holds an LLM.