Matthias Scherer specializes in international litigation and arbitration, and commercial contracts, advising corporate and private clients as well as State parties. He has acted as counsel in more than 100 arbitration and ADR proceedings under various rules (ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules, LCIA, UNCITRAL, etc.), including in ICC ADR and pre-arbitral referee proceedings, and subject to both civil and common law procedural and substantive laws. He is regularly appointed as arbitrator by parties and major arbitration institutions (ICC, Swiss Chambers, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce). He frequently represents parties in arbitral matters before the Swiss Supreme Court. Matthias Scherer is experienced in contracts disputes involving most aspects of commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on joint ventures, shareholders, M&A, energy, construction and engineering, distribution and State-investor disputes.
Matthias Scherer has featured in the Who's Who International Arbitration since its inception in 2005 and was selected in 2006 as one of the "45 leading arbitrators under 45". He is a frequent speaker on international disputes at conferences and has published extensively in this field. He is the editor of the journal of the Swiss Arbitration Association, the ASA Bulletin, co-editor of the Swiss International Arbitration Law Reports, and a member of the Board of Editors of the International Arbitration Law Review (London). He is also the Swiss correspondent for construction and engineering matters for the International Law Office, a web-based legal newsletter.
Matthias Scherer is vice-chair of the International Bar Association's arbitration committee and immediate past member of the arbitration committee of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Industry (administering arbitrations subject to the Swiss Rules). He is also a member of numerous professional associations (including ASA, DIS - German Institute of Arbitration, LCIA, the Polish Arbitration Association) and panels, including the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Vienna International Arbitral Centre, VIAC), and the Court of international commercial arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania.
Matthias Scherer was a foreign intern at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, USA (1998-1999). He holds an LL.M in European Law from the University of Lausanne (1993) and a law degree from the University of Bern.
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