Sebastian Briceno is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group.

Mr. Briceno joined Debevoise in 2022. Prior to that, he worked for over six years on international arbitration, public international law, and complex litigation. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Briceno worked at the International Law Division of the Attorney General’s Office of Colombia. From 2017 to 2021, he worked in the International Arbitration Group of a leading Colombian law firm.

Mr. Briceno is an LL.M. graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Vice-President of the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association and was awarded the Fondo Colombia-Harvard Scholarship. Mr. Briceno is both a lawyer and philosopher from Universidad de los Andes, where he participated in various publications and was teaching assistant on four different occasions. In addition, Mr. Briceno received a diploma degree on national and international arbitration from Bogota Chamber of Commerce and a certificate on leadership for business results from Georgetown University.

Mr. Briceno co-authored the article “Article V(1)(e) of the New York Convention,” included in the book International Commercial Arbitration: Analysis of The New York Convention on The Occasion Of Its 60th Anniversary (Ed. Eduardo Zuleta and Guido Tawil). He also co-authored the chapter “International Humanitarian Law” for the book Handbook of International Law (Ed. Universidad de los Andes). Mr. Briceno is a member of ICC-YAF, Young ITA, Co-Director of Global Engagement of COLVYAP, and the Chair of the Latin American Association of Arbitration (ALARB) Next Generation Group.

Mr. Briceno is admitted to practice in Colombia. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.


  • Universidad de Los Andes, J.D. Equivalent
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M.
  • Universidad de Los Andes, B.Phil.

Bar Admissions

  • Colombia
  • New York