Professor Dr Maxi Scherer is a Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration, where she holds the Chair for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law. She is also a Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London, admitted to the bar in Paris (France) and as solicitor (England and Wales)
Maxi has represented and advised clients in numerous international arbitrations proceedings and has served as arbitrator in more than 50 commercial and investor-state arbitrations, with amounts in disputes up to USD 3.5 billion. She has extensive experience with arbitral practice both in civil and common law systems, with a particular focus in the energy sector. She has been regularly ranked by Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 etc. as leading arbitration practitioner: she was identified amongst the top 20 “Global Elite Thought Leaders” in 2019 and described by peers and clients as “a brilliant legal mind”, “one of the most prominent arbitration scholars in Europe”, “excellent academic and arbitrator” and “one of the very best in both commercial and investment arbitration proceedings”.