Sebastiano Nessi is a senior associate in Schellenberg Wittmer's Geneva office. Trained in both civil and common law, Sebastiano specializes in international arbitration and commercial litigation.
Sebastiano's clients and cases have spanned most continents, including Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. He has handled arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, SCAI and before the PCA. He has represented states, state-owned entities and private companies in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes across a wide range of sectors with a particular focus on energy, commodities, pharmaceuticals, joint ventures, aerospace, sports and construction disputes.
Sebastiano also regularly sits as an arbitrator.
Sebastiano has written and spoken widely on arbitration, as well as teaching commercial and investment arbitration at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Law School (2013–2017).
Sebastiano has been recently appointed ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia. He is also a Steering Committee Member of the Young Arbitration Practitioners group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb YMG).
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 (LLM) from Columbia Law School (New York).