Professor Maxi Scherer
Professor Maxi Scherer holds positions at various international law schools. She is a full-time tenured professor of law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she holds the Chair for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law. She is also Queen Mary's Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in Paris. Other current or past academic appointments include Global Professor of Law at NYU Law School, Visiting Professor at SciencesPo Law School Paris, Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown Centre of Transnational Legal Studies, as well as visiting positions at Bucerius Law School Hamburg, University of Melbourne, Freie Universität Berlin, Sorbonne Law School, Université de Versailles, Université de Fribourg Switzerland, Universität Würzburg, Pepperdine Law School, Université de Bourgogne, Universität Basel and Université de Paris X Nanterre.
Professor Scherer is also a special counsel in the International Arbitration Practice Group at WilmerHale. She has extensive experience with arbitral practice and procedure in civil and common law systems both in commercial and investment arbitration. She has represented and advised clients in numerous international arbitrations before most major arbitral institutions (e.g., ICC, DIS, LCIA, HKIAC, VIAC and SIAC) at various seats, governed by a variety of substantive and procedural laws (e.g., Swiss, Austrian, French, German, English, Polish, Algerian, Kazak and Luxembourg law), in different industry sectors, with a particular focus on energy disputes.
Professor Scherer has served as arbitrator (presiding, sole, co- and emergency arbitrator) in more than 30 ad hoc and institutional arbitrations in different industry sectors, with a particular focus on energy disputes.
Professor Scherer speaks regularly on international arbitration at conferences and seminars, including events organized by the International Bar Association (IBA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA, the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) and the Centre for Research on International Investment Law (CREDIMI).
Professor Scherer has also published extensively on topical issues of arbitration and international law. Recent publications include the books "Transparency in International Investment Arbitration: A Guide to the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration" (2015 Cambridge University Press), "Arbitrating Under the 2014 LCIA Rules – A User's Guide (2015 Wolters Kluwer Law and Business), "The New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: A Commentary" (C. H. Beck München & Hart Publishing Oxford, 2013) and the articles A Comparative and Normative Analysis of Parties' Agreements on Judicial Review of Awards, Arbitration International, 2016; L'autorité de chose jugée des décisions relatives au contrôle des sentences, Revue de l'arbitrage 2016, pp. 1-35.