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Professor Maxi Scherer, MA, PhD (Paris Sorbonne), LLM (Köln)

Maxi

Chair in International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law

Email: m.scherer@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0) 20 7882 8077
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields

Profile

Maxi Scherer is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She teaches in the LLM programme, in particular courses on International Arbitration and Energy, Comparative Commercial Arbitration, International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement and International Litigation, Conflict of Law. Maxi Scherer is also the Director of the LLM in Paris programme, as well as the Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in Paris.

She has published numerous articles and books in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution, including Transparency in International Investment Arbitration (A Guide to the UNCITRAL Standard on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration) (co-editor), Cambridge University Press, 2015; Arbitrating under the 2014 LCIA Rules (co-author), Wolters Kluwer, 2015; and The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (co-author), C. H. Beck München & Hart Publishing Oxford, 2012. A full list of Maxi's publications can be found on her SSRN page.

Maxi has extensive experience with arbitral practice both in civil and common law systems. She has practised as a lawyer for almost 20 years. She represented clients in numerous international arbitrations proceedings and has served as arbitrator in over 30 ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, DIS etc), including as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator, presiding arbitrator and emergency arbitrator. She is admitted to the bar in Paris (France) and as solicitor (England and Wales) and has been regularly ranked by Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 UK etc. as leading arbitration practitioner.

Maxi is the General Editor of the Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration. 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.

Maxi studied law at Cologne University, Germany (LLM, summa cum laude) and at University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France (maitrise, DEA, top of class) where she also earned her PhD in international private law (summa cum laude). She is a member of the Paris Bar and a solicitor in England and Wales. Maxi speaks English, French and German fluently.

Research

Research Interests:

Maxi Scherer’s research focuses on international arbitration (in particular international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration in the energy sector), international litigation and international private law. She is the General Editor of the Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration.

Publications

Professor Maxi Scherer's SSRN page

Books

  • Transparency in International Investment Arbitration (A Guide to the UNCITRAL Standard on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration) (co-editor), Cambridge University Press, 2015
  • Arbitrating under the 2014 LCIA Rules (co-author), Wolters Kluwer, 2015
  • The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, author of sections on Articles III, IV and V(1)(b), edited by Professor Reinmar Wolff, C. H. Beck München & Hart Publishing Oxford, 2012
  • Le Nom en Droit International Privé, Etude de Droit Comparé Français et Allemand [The Name in Private International Law – A Study of French and German Comparative Law], LGDJ, 2004.

Articles

  • A Comparative and Normative Analysis of Parties’ Agreements on Judicial Review of Awards, Arbitration International, 2016
  • Effects of International Judgments Relating to Awards, Pepperdine Law Journal, pp. 101-118, 2016
  • Limits to Party Autonomy during the Post-Award Review Stage, with L. Silberman in: F. Ferrari (ed), Limits to Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration, Juris Publishing, 2016
  • L’autorité de chose jugée des décisions relatives au contrôle des sentences [Res Judicata of foreign judgments relating to arbitral awards], Revue de l’arbitrage, pp. 1-35, 2016
  • The New Emergency Arbitrator Provisions and Other Options for Urgent Relief Under the 2014 LCIA Rules, European International Arbitration Review, pp. 81-105, 2015
  • Ethical Questions Regarding Counsel Conduct in Arbitration, in : What a Counsel in Arbitration Can Do, Must Do or Must not Do?, Vanessa Foncke and Benoît Kohl (eds.), Bruylant, pp. 17-38, 2015
  • Transparency in International Investment Arbitration, in New Horizons of International Arbitration, 3rd edition, A. Asoskov, A. Muranov, R. Khodykin (eds), pp. 166-172, 2015
  • Les effets des jugements étrangers relatifs aux sentences arbitrales, Travaux du Comité français de droit international privé (2013-2014), Pedone, pp. 101-135, 2015
    Set-Off In International Arbitration, Austrian Yearbook of International Arbitration, C.H. Beck, pp. 451-474, 2015
  • A Cross-Channel Divide Over Unilateral Dispute Resolution Clauses, Dossier XII of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, pp. 10-20, 2015
  • Effects of Foreign Judgments Relating to International Arbitral Awards: Is the ‘Judgment Route’ the Wrong Road?, Oxford Journal of International Dispute Settlement (JIDS), pp. 587-628, 2013,
  • Forum Shopping and Post-Award Judgments, with Linda Silberman, in: Forum Shopping in the International Commercial Arbitration Context”, F. Ferrari (ed.), Sellier, p. 313-345, 2013
  • Third-Party Funding In International Arbitration: Towards Mandatory Disclosure Of Funding Agreements? Dossier XI of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, pp. 95-100, 2013
  • Third Party Funding in International Arbitration in Europe: Part 2 – The Legal Debate, with A. Goldsmith and C. Flechet, RDAI/IBLJ, No.1, pp. 207-220, 2013
  • Third Party Funding in International Arbitration in Europe: Part 1 – Funders’ Perspectives, with A. Goldsmith and C. Flechet, RDAI/IBLJ, No.2, pp. 649-665, 2012
  • Le choix implicite dans les jurisprudences nationales : vers une interprétation uniforme du Règlement ? – L’exemple du choix tacite résultant des clauses attributives de juridiction et d’arbitrage [Implied Choice Under National Case Law : Towards a Uniform Interpretation of the Regulation ? – The Example of Implied Choice Resulting From Jurisdiction or Arbitration Agreements], in : Le règlement communautaire Rome I et le choix de loi dans les contrats internationaux [The Rome I Regulation and Choice of Law in International Contracts], S. Corneloup & N. Joubert (eds.), Litec, pp. 253-283, 2011
  • Globalization of International Commercial Arbitration, Revue des Juristes de SciencesPo, No. 2, p. 64, 2010
  • Zwänge und Entwicklungen im Prozessrecht: Das Neue Deutsche Schiedsverfahrensrecht [Necessity and Development in Procedural Law: The New German Arbitration Law], in: Gerichtsverfahren zwischen Gerechtigkeit und Ökonomie [Judicial Process Between Justice and Economics], U. Blaurock (ed.), Mohr Siebeck, p. 141, 2005
  • Pre-Trial Discovery nach dem Haager Beweisübereinkommen [Pre-Trial Discovery Under the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad], Commentary of the Paris Court of Appeals decision dated 18 September 2003, IPRax, p.456, 2005
  • Pre-Trial Discovery-Maßnahmen in Deutschland: Neuauflage des Deutsch-Amerikanischen Justizkonflikts [Pre-Trial Discovery in Germany: Another US-German Judiciary Conflict?], with M. Reufels , RIW, p. 667, 1999

Short Comments and Case Notes

  • Conduct of Legal Representatives under the 2014 LCIA Arbitration Rules: How to Apply the New Provisions, Kluwerblog, 2015
  • Private Dispute Resolution in International Business (Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration), 3rd edition, by Klaus Peter Berger, Book review, GAR, 2015
  • The Big Unknown Amongst the Arbitral Institutions? The American Arbitration Association – a leading provider of commercial dispute resolution services worldwide, with S. Ganz, Dispute Resolution (online), 2015
  • Success in International Arbitration: No Shortcuts, Dispute Resolution Magazine, 2015
  • Gruss aus Davos: International Arbitral Practice in Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain, with D. Greineder, ICCA Newsletter, 2013
  • French Arbitration Law (Domestic and International) by Christophe Seraglini and Jérôme Ortscheidt, Book review, GAR, 2013
  • The French Rothschild Case: A Threat For Unilateral And Hybrid Dispute Resolution Clauses?, with S. Lange, Kluwerblog, 2013
  • Third Party Funding in International Arbitration: Towards Mandatory Disclosure of Funding Agreements?, Commercial Dispute Resolution, 2012
  • Getting Up To Speed For 2012: The New ICC Arbitration Rules, with Beat Schlaepfer, Young Arbitration Review 1/2012
  • Long-Awaited French Arbitration Law Revealed, Kluwerblog, 2011
  • Revision To French Arbitration Law Arrives, with Gary Born, John V.H. Pierce, New York Law Journal 16 May 2010
  • A View from the Mountain Top: A Challenge to International Arbitral Practice in Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain, with Daniel Greineder, Kluwerblog, 2010
  • Ethics in International Arbitration – Introduction to the European and Middle Eastern Arbitration Review, with Gary Born, Global Arbitration Review Special Report, p. 3, 2009
  • The Effects of Insolvency on International Arbitration, on Kluwerblog, 2009
  • Bridging Cultural Gaps in International Arbitration – Introduction to the European and Middle Eastern Arbitration Review, with Gary Born, Global Arbitration Review Special Report, p. 7, 2008
  • Commentary on the French Supreme Court decision dated 11 January 2005, Revue Critique de Droit International Privé, p. 85, 2006

Public Engagement

Speaking engagements

  • Discussion on the content of the Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration Special BREXIT Issue, October 2016

  • GAR live, Oxford Union debate on counsel conduct, Frankfurt, Germany, June 2016
  • DIS40 event, moderating panel on “Pitfalls and Strategies in Communication with Arbitral Tribunals“, Frankfurt, Germany 2016
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), presentation on “Arbitration in the Energy Sector,” London, UK, May 2016
  • DIS40 event, presentation on “Gas Pricing Disputes in International Arbitration”, Hamburg, Germany, May 2016
  • ICCA Congress, presentation on “The Effect of Foreign National Court Judgements Relating to the Arbitral Award: A Conceptual Framework" Mauritius, May 2016
  • ICC conference Middle East and North Africa, presentation on emergency arbitrator proceedings, Dubai, April 2016
  • ICC & Queen May Symposium, presentation on emergency arbitrator proceedings, London, UK, February 2016
  • Casablanca Arbitration Days, presentation on Environment and Human Rights Issues in Arbitration in Africa, Casablanca, Morocco, December 2015
  • Arbitrating Under the LCIA Rules – An Insider Perspective, interview with Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof (Director General of the LCIA), November 2015

  • French Comite of International Arbitration (Comité français de l’arbitrage), Annual conference on Res Judicata in International Arbitration, Paris, France, October 2015
  • 5th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference 2015, presentation on Third Party Funding of International Arbitration, Prague, Czech Republic, October 2015
  • CEPANI40 annual conference, presentation on What a Counsel in Arbitration Can Do, Must Do or Must not Do?, Brussels, Belgium, October 2015
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Annual conference, presentation of a report on 40+ jurisdictions on the definition of public policy under the New York Convention, Vienna, Austria, October 2015
  • New York University School of Law, Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, Arbitration Forum, presentation and paper on “Party-Autonomy in the Post-Award Stage”, New York, US, September 2015
  • Russian Arbitration Day, Transparency in Investment Arbitration, Moscow, Russia, May 2015
  • King’s College and Shearman & Sterling International Arbitration Speaker Series, Third-party Funding in International Arbitration, London, UK, April 2015
  • Pepperdine Law School Arbitration Symposium, Recognition and Enforcement of Annulled Awards, Malibu, US, April 2015

     

  • German-US Law Association, The New LCIA Rules, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2015
  • Annual ICC & Queen Mary Joint Symposium of Arbitrators, Parallel proceedings in international arbitration, Paris, France, March 2015
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), ADR Training program, Krakow, Poland, March 2015
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Annual conference, paper presentation on “Public Policy from the National Courts’ Standpoint”, Tokyo, Japan, October 2014
  • International Energy Credit Association (IECA), training on Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration, London, UK, September 2014
  • European Society of International Law (ESIL), 10th Anniversary Conference, paper presentation on “The Implications of Third-Party Finding on International Arbitration: An Economic Analysis”, Vienna, Austria, September 2014
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), UK Symposium on “The Arbitral Award”, presentation on “The Relevance of National Law to Drafting and Enforcement of Awards”, London, UK, September 2014
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Annual Workshop on ”Modern Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Show Me the Money” Dallas, US, June 2014
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Roadshow on “New Rules and Recent Practice”, London, UK, May 2014
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Colloquium organized by Institute of Word Business Law on “Jurisdictional Choices in Times of Trouble”, Paris, France, May 2014
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and Kluwer Law International, panel discussion on the US Supreme Court decision in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, April 2014

  • University of Paris, Sorbonne Law School, Institute of Legal Research, presentation on “Conflicting Judgments in International Arbitration”, Paris, France, April 2014
  • Belgrade University, conference on “Arbitrators’ Powers and Party Autonomy”, Belgrade, Serbia, April 2014
  • 10-11 March 2014 - Arbitration and EU Law, Trier, Germany
  • 12 December 2013 - Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: The Future of Third-Party Litigation Funding, London, United Kingdom
  • 12 November 2013 - ICDR Y&I, SciencesPo Law School and Queen Mary, University of London: Conflicting Decisions in International Commercial Arbitration, Paris, France
  • 24 October 2013 - ICDR Y&I Annual Freshfields Arbitration Lecture, London, United Kingdom
  • 11 October 2013 - AFJE Annual Meeting of the French In-House Lawyers’ Association, Paris, France
  • 31 May 2013 - ASA below 40: The Empty Chair – Arbitrating Against Absent Respondents, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 8 May 2013 - BIICL: Unilateral Jurisdiction and Arbitration Clauses - Valid or Not?, London, United Kingdom
  • 2 March 2013 - NYU: Forum Shopping in the International Commercial Arbitration Context, New York, New York
  • 15 February 2013 - ESCP-Europe: The EU-Russia Energy Relationship: The Effect of the Yukos Case and Proceedings, London, United Kingdom
  • 23 January 2013 - 4th Hague Prize Colloquium on International Law: Recognition in Private International Law, The Hague, Netherlands
  • 26 November 2012 - ICC Annual Meeting of World Business Law Institute, Paris, France
  • 10 November 2012 - Practical Aspects of being a Lawyer in International Arbitration, Berlin, Germany
  • 3 October 2012 - IBA Conference, Dublin, Ireland
  • 24-25 September 2012 - ICC International Conference and Training, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 18 July 2012 - University of Würzburg: Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration, Würzburg, Germany
  • 1 June 2012 - The Challenge of Proactivity, Paris, France
  • 25 May 2012 - International Chamber of Commerce: YAF Event, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1 April 2012 - Anniversary Program 2012 - A Coffeehouse Debate, Vienna, Austria
  • 2 November 2011 - British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL): The Reception of Punitive Damages in France, London, UK

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