Confidential and Restricted Data: Impact on Burden of Proof? - Chapter 3 - ASA Special Series No. 43 Confidential and Restricted Access Information in International Arbitration

Sébastien Besson
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February, 2015
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Sébastien Besson is a Partner at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, based in
Geneva. He represents companies before arbitral tribunals and state
courts in commercial disputes, and serves as arbitrator. Mr. Besson has
acted as counsel, chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator
or legal expert in numerous international arbitrations under a variety
of arbitration rules, and in different jurisdictions. The nature of such
cases, among others, includes joint ventures and industrial
cooperation, agency and distribution, sales contracts, licensing,
construction, finance and sport-related disputes. He is also a part-time
Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Neuchâtel. He
published numerous treaties and articles in the field of international
arbitration, including “Comparative Law of International Arbitration”
(2nd ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2007, co-authored with Professor Jean-
François Poudret) and is regularly invited as speaker at various
conferences, university programmes and events in Switzerland and
abroad. Mr. Besson was educated at the Lausanne University, where
he received his Doctorate in Law in 1997 (Prix de la Fondation Fleuret,
Lauréat de l’Université de Lausanne, Prix Walther Hug), and at
Columbia University (New York), from which he holds an LL.M
(2000). He is fluent in French and English, and has good knowledge of