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Bar Admission: Switzerland, 2006
Office: Geneva
Languages: French, English, German, Spanish

Contact

Sebastiano Nessi, LL.M., ArbP
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
1211 / P.O.Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1 / Switzerland

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Sebastiano Nessi, LL.M., ArbP

Senior Associate

Contact

Sebastiano Nessi, LL.M., ArbP
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
1211 / P.O.Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1 / Switzerland

T +41 22 707 8000
F +41 22 707 8001

Sebastiano Nessi is a senior associate in our International Arbitration Group in Geneva.

Sebastiano Nessi specializes in international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration and sports arbitration. He has advised and represented clients in numerous arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and under each of the major institutional rules (AAA, CAS, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC, Swiss Rules, and UNCITRAL), with seats in Geneva, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, and Zürich. He has a broad range of expertise with a particular focus on energy, joint ventures, chemicals, distributorships, M&A and construction disputes. He has also advised States on the negotiation and drafting of trade and investment treaties and represented clients in setting-aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court.

Sebastiano Nessi writes and speaks regularly on arbitration. He also teaches investment and commercial arbitration at Sciences Po Law School and at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prior to that, Sebastiano Nessi taught advocacy classes in Geneva.

Sebastiano Nessi graduated from the University of Geneva in 2004 (summa cum laude) and was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 2006. In 2009, he earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School (New York). He was awarded the title of Arbitration Practitioner (ArbP) delivered by the Swiss Arbitration Academy in 2012 and obtained the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in arbitration jointly offered by the Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel in 2015.

Prior to joining Schellenberg Wittmer, Sebastiano Nessi practiced arbitration in the Geneva office of a major Swiss law firm as well as in the international arbitration group of a Magic Circle firm in Paris.