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Biography

Matthias Scherer specializes in international litigation and arbitration, and commercial contracts, advising corporate and private clients as well as State parties.  For many years, he has featured in the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration and of Construction Lawyers, and has been ranked by Chambers & Partners. In 2006, he was selected as one of the "45 leading arbitrators under 45" by GAR (Global Arbitration Review) and in 2014, he entered Chambers' global-wide ranking of international arbitration counsel, which includes a select group of only 80 lawyers worldwide. He has acted as counsel in more than 200 arbitration and ADR proceedings under various rules (ICC, ICSID, Swiss Rules, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CAS/TAS, Stockholm Chamber, 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, ICSID, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Danish Institute of Arbitration). 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.

 

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, member of the Board of Editors of the International Arbitration Law Review (London) and the Swiss correspondent for construction and engineering matters for the International Law Office, a web-based legal newsletter. He is also co-editor of the Swiss International Sports Arbitration Reports (SISAR) and a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG).

 

Matthias Scherer is a past vice-chair of the International Bar Association's arbitration committee and 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.

 

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.

Publications

Construction (Switzerland)Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Cédric Lenoir, 2017

In: Robert S Peckar (Contributing Ed.),Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 31 jurisdictions worldwide - 2017, Law Business Research Ltd, 2017



Award in commodities sector enforced despite absence of original arbitration agreement Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2016

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 11 June 2016



International Public Procurement - SwitzerlandMatthias Scherer, Cédric Lenoir, 2016

Center for International Legal Studies, International Public Procurement – Chapter 40, 2016



Do erroneous tender documents entitle a lump-sum contractor to additional remuneration?Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, Cédric Lenoir, 2016

International Law Office, Newsletter (Construction), 23 May 2016



Technical and safety standards – impact on owners’ non-contractual liabilityMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2015

International Law Office, Newsletter, 12 October 2015



Inventory of Arbitration Proceedings Based on Swiss Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT)Matthias Scherer, 2015

ASA Bull. 1/2015, Vol. 33, pp. 66-79



Construction (Qatar)Marcus C. Boeglin, Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, Marie-Anne Roberty-Jabbour, Tabara Sy, 2015

In: Robert S. Peckar and Michael S. Zicherman (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through: Construction in 26 jurisdictions worldwide – 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015, pp. 97-102



Construction (Switzerland)Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Samuel Moss, 2015

In: Robert S. Peckar and Michael S. Zicherman (Contributing Eds.), Getting the Deal Through: Construction in 26 jurisdictions worldwide – 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015, pp. 120-124



Use of the PICC in arbitrationMatthias Scherer, 2015

In: Stefan Vogenauer (Ed.), Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC), Second edition, 2015, pp. 110-149



Michael E. Schneider’s Time Management LessonsMatthias Scherer, 2015

In: B. Ehle and D. Baizeau (Eds.), Stories from the Hearing Room: Experience from Arbitral Practice. Essays in Honour of Michael E. Schneider, Wolters Kluwer, 2015, pp. 149-151



Corruption, Embargos and Sanctions as a Bar to the Enforcement of Contracts in International Arbitration. A Note on the decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court 4A_538/2012 dated 17 January 2013Matthias Scherer, 2014

International Journal of Arab Arbitration, Vol. 6, No. 2 2014, pp. 64



Guide to ADR in Construction in SwitzerlandMatthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2014

IBA International Construction Projects Committee – Country Guides on ADR in Construction



Swiss Supreme Court analyses enforceability of pre-arbitral procedure in multi-tier dispute resolution provision (FIDIC DAB)Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2014

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 1 October 2014



Switzerland – Supreme Court: DAB proceedings precondition for arbitration under FIDIC ConditionsMatthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2014

International Law Office, 2014, Newsletter (Construction)



Switzerland – Will new Swiss sanctions against Russia affect construction projects?Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2014

International Law Office, 2014, Newsletter (Construction)



Swiss and English courts analyse enforceability of multi-tier dispute resolution provision providing for DAB proceedings (FIDIC, clause 20)Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2014

ASA Bulletin 4/2014, Vol. 32, pp. 849-853



Construction (Qatar)Marcus C. Boeglin, Matthias Scherer, Ramy Saleh, Marie-Anne Roberty Jabbour, Sam Moss, 2014

In: Robert S Peckar (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 31 jurisdictions worldwide - 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, 2014, pp. 124-130



Construction (Switzerland)Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Samuel Moss, 2014

In: Robert S Peckar (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 31 jurisdictions worldwide - 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, 2014, pp. 156-161



Additional works performed with owner’s knowledge but without formal approvalMatthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2014

International Law Office, 2014, Newsletter (Construction)



Decisions of private bodies and institutions cannot be challenged under Art. 190 PIL Act – Really?Matthias Scherer, 2014

ASA Bull. 1/2014, Vol. 32, pp. 102-107



Damages as a Sanction for Commencing Court Proceedings in Breach of an Arbitration AgreementMatthias Scherer, 2014

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 21 February 2014



Construction Arbitration in SwitzerlandMatthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Samuel Moss, 2014

In: Manuel Arroyo (Ed.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, The Hague, 2013, pp. 1179-1202



Drafting the AwardMatthias Scherer, 2013

In: Bernhard Berger, Michael E. Schneider (Eds.), Inside the Black Box: How Arbitral Tribunals Operate and Reach Their Decisions, ASA Special Series No. 42, Juris, 2013, pp. 27.



Commentary on Article 182 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (arbitration procedure)Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, 2013

In: Honsell/Vogt/Schnyder/Berti (Eds.), Das Internationale Privatrecht (Basler Kommentar), Helbing & Lichtenhahn, Basel, 2013, pp. 1822-1861



Commentary on Article 184 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (taking of evidence in international arbitration) Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, 2013

In: Honsell/Vogt/Schnyder/Berti (Eds.), Das Internationale Privatrecht (Basler Kommentar), Helbing & Lichtenhahn, Basel, 2013, pp. 1870-1896



SwitzerlandMichael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, Samuel Moss, 2013

Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2014



Swiss Sanctions against IranMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2013

International Law Office, Newsletter, July 2013



Impact of embargoes on construction contracts - Swiss sanctions against IranMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2013

International Law Office, Newsletter, June 2013



Amendments extend warranty claim time limit and modify terms and conditions rulesMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2013

International Law Office, Newsletter, February 2013



Time limits for main contractor’s warranty claims against subcontractorsMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2012

International Law Office, Newsletter, November 2012



Construction (Qatar)Georges Racine, Marcus C. Boeglin, Matthias Scherer, Michael E. Schneider, 2012

In: David S. Peckard (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2013, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 165-169



Enforcement: Swiss courts may dispense with the requirement of a full certified translation of an award under Art. IV(2) of the New York ConventionMatthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2012

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 6 August 2012



Failure to submit progress reports not fatal to compensation claimMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2012

International Law Office, Newsletter, June 2012



Arbitration in SwitzerlandMatthias Scherer, Martin Dawidowicz, 2012

In: D. Arias and L. Schaner (Eds.), IBA Arbitration Guide, 2012 (21 pages)



Possible Enforcement of Worldwide Freezing Orders in SwitzerlandMatthias Scherer, Simone Nadelhofer, 2012

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 23 March 2012



Right to rescind: delayed and unfulfilled construction contractsMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2012

International Law Office, Newsletter, March 2012



A primer on pathological arbitration clauses in Swiss lawMatthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2012

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2 February 2012



The Swiss Chambers of CommerceMatthias Scherer, Domitille Baizeau, 2012

In: G Wegen and S Wislke (Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2012, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 53-56



Swiss Federal Supreme Court provides guidance on rules of State immunity applicable to enforcement of ICSID awardsMatthias Scherer, Sandrine Giroud, 2011

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, December 2011



Warranty claims extended for sale of goods; impact on construction contractsMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2011

International Law Office, Newsletter, November 2011



Owner's liability for ground conditions and duty of care towards contractorMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2011

International Law Office, Newsletter, May 2011



Court proceedings in violation of an arbitration agreement: Arbitral Jurisdiction to issue anti-suit injunction and award damages for breach of the arbitration agreementMatthias Scherer, 2011

International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 43-46



Swiss Embargos and their Impact on Contracts Governed by Swiss Law Illustrated by the Swiss Sanctions against IranMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2011

Kluwer Arbitration Blog, April 2011



ICSID Annulment Proceedings Based on Serious Departure from a Fundamental Rule of Procedure, (Article 52(1)(d) of the ICSID Convention)Matthias Scherer, 2011

In: Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration 2011, pp. 211-226



The Swiss Chambers of CommerceMatthias Scherer, Domitille Baizeau, 2011

In: G Wegen and S Wislke (Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2011, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2011, pp. 37-40



Remedies for contractor's refusal to repair defective worksMatthias Scherer, André Brunschweiler, 2011

International Law Office, Newsletter, March 2011



The Limits of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration: Document Production Based on Contractual or Statutory RightsMatthias Scherer, 2010

International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 13, Issue 5, 2010, pp. 195-200



SwitzerlandMichael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, Nathalie Subilia, 2010

In: Robert S Peckar (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2011 in 35 jurisdictions worldwide, 2010, Getting the Deal Through, pp. 178-183



Review of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and Commercial MediationMatthias Scherer, 2010

In: Horacio A. Grigera Naon and Paul E.Mason (Eds.), International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives, Release No. 1, September 2010, pp. 50-1 - 50-20



Economic or Financial Crises as a Defence in Commercial and Investment ArbitrationMatthias Scherer, 2010

In: A Belohlavek and N Rozehnalova (Eds.), Czech Yearbook of International Law 2010, pp.219



The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: The first five years 2004–2009Matthias Scherer, 2010

Dispute Resolution International, Vol. 4, No. 1, May 2010, pp. 5-53



The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and of Commercial Mediation: Modern tools for the settlement of international disputesMatthias Scherer, Domitille Baizeau, 2010

In: Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution 2010 (Digital Guide, Executiveview.com), pp. 138-141



Failure of performance tests and contractual grounds for terminationMatthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2010

International Law Office, 2010, Newsletter



The Swiss chambers of commerce and industryMatthias Scherer, Domitille Baizeau, 2010

In: G Wegen and S Wislke (Eds.), Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2010, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2010, pp. 33-35



The use of the UNIDROIT Principles in international arbitrationMatthias Scherer, 2009

In: Stefan Vogenauer and Jan Kleinheisterkamp (Eds.), Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC), Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 81-110



Swiss Rules of International Arbitration awards before the Swiss Federal Supreme CourtMatthias Scherer, Domitille Baizeau, 2009

In: Rainer Füeg (Ed.), The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration - Five Years of Experience, Swiss Chambers Court of Arbitration and Mediation, Basel, 2009, pp. 129-151



Bank and parent company guarantees in international arbitrationMatthias Scherer, 2009

Revista de Arbitragem et Mediaçao, September 2009, pp. 147-155



SwitzerlandMatthias Scherer, Michael E. Schneider, Nathalie Subilia, 2009

In: Robert S Peckar (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2010 in 34 jurisdictions worldwide, 2009, Getting the Deal Through, pp. 161-165



Anti-suit and anti-arbitration injunctions in international arbitration: A Swiss perspectiveMatthias Scherer, Werner Jahnel, 2009

International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 12, Issue 4, 2009, pp. 66-73



Domestic review of investment treaty arbitrations: the Swiss experienceMatthias Scherer, Veijo Heiskanen, Samuel Moss, 2009

ASA Bull. 2/2009, Vol. 27, pp. 256-279



No extension of arbitration agreement to non-signatory parent companyMatthias Scherer, 2009

IBA Arbitration Committee Newsletter, March 2009, pp. 64-66



Resisting enforcement of a foreign arbitral award under the New York conventionMatthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, 2008

Inter-Pacific Bar Association Journal, September 2008, pp. 17-26



Notice Requirements in Cases of Hidden and Evolving Defects Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2008

International Law Office, August 2008, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com



New case law from Austria, Switzerland and Germany regarding the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International ArbitrationMatthias Scherer, 2008

Transnational Dispute Management, Vol. 5, Issue 4, July 2008



Contract termination: Rights and obligations of employers and contractorsMatthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2008

Construction Law International, Vol. 3, No.2, June 2008, pp. 33-34



Owner's Defect Notice and Remedies in Case of Hidden Defects Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2008

International Law Office, February 2008, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com



Public Procurement in Construction Projects: Issues for Foreign Contractors Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2007

International Law Office, November 2007, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com



Combining Swiss arbitration with English enforcement - A powerful toolMichael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, 2007

Chambers Client Report, 2007, Issue 22, p. 39



International construction contracts under Swiss law: An introductionMatthias Scherer, Michael E. Schneider, 2007

Construction Law Journal, 2007, Vol. 23, No. 8, pp. 559-569



SwitzerlandMichael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2007

In: Robert S Peckar (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2008 in 21 jurisdictions worldwide, 2007, Getting the Deal Through, pp. 106-112



Arbitration of international M&A disputesMatthias Scherer, 2007

IPBA Journal, 2007, Vol. 47, pp. 23-28



Standing of consortium members in consortium disputes with third partiesMatthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2007

International Law Office, 2007, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com



Eastern and Central European parties arbitrating in Switzerland: Some considerations for legal practitionersDomitille Baizeau, Matthias Scherer, 2007

Revista Romana de Arbitraj, 2007, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 22-31



Pricing of additional worksMatthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2007

International Law Office, 2007, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com



The contractor's right to remedy defectsMatthias Scherer, 2007

Construction Law International, 2007, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 22-23



Les modes alternatifs de règlement des différends dans le domaine de la constructionMatthias Scherer, 2007

Journées suisses du droit de la construction JDC, 2007, pp. 265-287



The contractor's right to remedy defectsMatthias Scherer, 2006

International Law Office, 2006, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com



New case law on the taking over of a turnkey plantMatthias Scherer, 2006

International Law Office, 2006, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com



International construction contracts under Swiss law: An outlineMatthias Scherer, Michael E. Schneider, 2006

International Law Office, 2006, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com



Acceleration of arbitration proceedings - The Swiss way: The expedited procedure under the Swiss Rules of International ArbitrationMatthias Scherer, 2005

SchiedsVZ, 2005, Vol. 3, pp. 229-237



An analysis of international construction contracts: SwitzerlandMichael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, 2005

In: Knutson (Ed.), FIDIC - An Analysis of International Construction Contracts, Kluwer Law, The Hague, 2005, pp. 313-342



Anti-arbitration and anti-suit injunctions in international arbitrationMatthias Scherer, Teresa Giovannini, 2005

Stockholm International Arbitration Review, 2005, Vol. 1, pp. 201-218



Chronique de jurisprudence Suisse 1996 - 2004 (arbitrage)Matthias Scherer, 2005

Journal du Droit International (JDI-Clunet), 2005, Vol. 3, pp. 855-873



The recognition of transnational public policy by courts in arbitral mattersMatthias Scherer, 2005

In: Schlaepfer/Pinsolle/Degos (Eds.), Towards A Uniform International Arbitration Law?, Juris Publishing, Inc., New York, IAI Series on international arbitration No. 3, 2005, pp. 91-121



New rules of international arbitration in SwitzerlandMatthias Scherer, 2004

International Arbitration Law Review, 2004, Vol. 7, pp. 119-125



Principais características do novo regulamento suíço sobre arbitragemMatthias Scherer, 2004

Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, 2004, Vol. 2, pp. 61-89



The place or 'seat' of arbitration (possibility and/or sometimes necessity of its transfer?) - Some remarks on the award in ICC arbitration No. 10'623Matthias Scherer, 2003

ASA Bull. 1/2003, Vol. 21, pp. 112-119



Circumstantial evidence in corruption cases before international arbitral tribunalsMatthias Scherer, 2002

International Arbitration Law Review, 2002, Vol. 5, pp. 29-40



Three recent decisions of the Swiss Federal Tribunal regarding assignments and transfer of arbitration agreementsMatthias Scherer, 2002

ASA Bull. 1/2002, Vol. 20, pp. 109-119



Beweisfragen bei Korruptionsfällen vor internationalen SchiedsgerichtenMatthias Scherer, 2001

ASA Bull. 4/2001, Vol. 19, pp. 684-709



When should an arbitral tribunal sitting in Switzerland confronted with parallel litigation abroad stay the arbitration?Matthias Scherer, 2001

ASA Bull. 3/2002, Vol. 20, pp. 451-457



Quelques remarques à propos de l'interprétation de la clause compromissoire et de son efficacitéMatthias Scherer, 2000

ASA Bull. 2/2000, Vol. 18, pp. 350-358



La Convention de Bruxelles et les mesures provisoires en présence d'une clause compromissoireMatthias Scherer, 1998

ASA Bull. 1/1998, Vol. 16, pp. 60-94



Der Ausländerarrest nach revidiertem SchKG - Ausreichende Binnenbeziehung durch Wahl eines schweizerischen Schiedsortes oder des Schweizer Rechts?Matthias Scherer, 1997

ASA Bull. 1/1997, Vol. 15, pp. 13-37



Conferences

Selection of recent conferences (for a complete list, please contact Matthias Scherer):

Europe Institute at the University of ZurichSeminar «2. Tagung zur Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit: Hot Topics”
Zurich, 3 March 2016
Speaker: investment treaty disputes arising from construction projects

For more information, see the programme.



ICC Institute of World Business Law / School of International Arbitration (SIA) / Queen Mary University of London (QMC)30th Annual ICC SIA QMC Joint Symposium of Arbitrators
Paris, 18 March 2015
Speaker: Sanctions for Breach of the Arbitration Agreement

For more information, see the programme.



C5 ConferenceMajor Projects & Infrastructure Qatar Forum
Qatar, 27- 28 January 2015
Speaker: Successfully Managing and Settling Disputes in Qatar

For more information, see the programme.



Centre de Médiation et d'Arbitrage près de la Chambre de Commerce Franco ArabeL’arbitrage éthique
Paris, 27 June 2014
Speaker

For more information, see the programme.



Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Geneva GroupArbitration regarding contracts with intermediaries – procedural and substantive questions, including allegations of illegality
Geneva, 7 November 2013
Speaker

For more information, please see the invitation.



Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)ASA annual conference –Inside the black box: How arbitral tribunals operate and reach their decisions
Zurich, 1 February 2013
Speaker: Decision-making and deliberations: steps and issues

For more information, see the programme.



Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)General Assembly of the Swiss Arbitration Association
Bern, 28 September 2012
Speaker: Revision of the Swiss Arbitration Law


The Graduate Institute GenevaInternational Arbitration Seminar: The Role of International Arbitration in a New Transnational Legal Order
Geneva, 15 March 2012
Moderator


C5 ConferenceInternational Dispute Resolution Involving Russian and CIS Companies
London, 23-24 February 2012
Speaker: Building an Effective Case Strategy/Parallel Case Initiation in National Courts Regardless of an Arbitration Clause/Counterclaims Consideration

For more information, see the programme.



Polish Arbitration AssociationAnnual Meeting
Warsaw, 27 April 2011
Speaker: Key note on “The Procedural Timetable in International Arbitration”


International Bar Association (IBA)4th Biennal IBA Conference on Construction Projects from Conception to Completion
Brussels, 17-18 September 2010
Speaker: Construction Disputes under Bilateral Investment Treaties and ICSID


International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)International Arbitration & Internal Corporate Investigations
London, 18-19 June 2010
Speaker: Arbitration and Insolvency


International Bar Association (IBA)Annual Conference
Madrid, 4-9 October 2009
Co-chair: The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration – a perspective five years later


Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Geneva GroupL’arbitrage international au bord du Léman: hier, aujourd’hui, demain
Geneva, 8 May 2009
Speaker: Les Chambres de commerce suisses et le Règlement Suisse d’Arbitrage International

For further information see the programme.



International Bar Association (IBA)Annual conference
Buenos Aires, 12-17 October 2008
Chair: Ethics in international arbitration


Foro arbitraje internacional inversionista-Estado (International Arbitration Forum Investor-State)Quito, 20 June 2007
Speaker: A general vision of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, ICSID: origin, rules evolution and trends


International Bar Association (IBA) International Construction Projects CommitteeConstruction Projects from Conception to Completion
Brussels, 10-11 November 2006
Speaker and Co-organiser

For more information, see the programme.



Recommendations

"A sharp lawyer with a lot of experience." He plays a leading role in BIT arbitrations relating to energy supply contracts under ICSID and ICC rules.
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Europe-wide (Band 2), 2016


Lalive is ‘in a league of its own’ regarding international arbitration and the ‘strength in depth of its first-class team is outstanding’. Among its ‘many exceptionally bright lawyers’ is the ‘professional’ Matthias Scherer.

Leading individuals: Matthias Scherer.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Dispute resolution: arbitration (Tier 1), 2016


Matthias Scherer delivers “intuitive” counsel to clients who include corporate as well as private parties.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Energy, 2016


Matthias Scherer is “a superstar” of international disputes arising out of commercial transactions, including construction, joint ventures, M&A and energy arbitrations. According to a number of respondents he is “outstanding in all regards”.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, 2016


"A very strong lawyer, both as an arbitrator and as counsel." 
Chambers Global, Arbitration, Global-wide, 2016


Matthias Scherer is an “undisputed leader” in this field.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2015


Matthias Scherer is highly regarded for his “top-notch” litigation and arbitration skills, which he puts to good use in energy-related disputes.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Energy, 2015


He is described by sources as "very impressive, knowledgeable and intelligent."
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) (Band 4), Global-wide, 2015


Geneva-based Matthias Scherer is described as "a fabulous technician and a walking encyclopaedia," with sources particularly impressed with his knowledge of case law.
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) (Band 2), Europe-wide, 2015


Matthias Scherer is hailed as an "extremely bright and switched-on" practitioner. He acts as an arbitration counsel, as well as sitting as an arbitrator, and sources say: "He is an outstanding advocate - impressive, knowledgeable and intelligent."
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel (Band 2), Switzerland, 2015


The “distinguished” Matthias Scherer is recommended for his “tremendous abilities”.
Who's Who Legal, Arbitration, 2015


The “incredible” Matthias Scherer is “one of Lalive’s heavyweights”, noted for his arbitration, energy and construction and real estate practice.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, 2014


The “very bright” Matthias Scherer has acted as counsel in more than 100 arbitration proceedings under various rules and is a “star performer”.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2014


Matthias Scherer, who frequently represents parties in arbitral matters before the Swiss Supreme Court and is “incredibly impressive all round”.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Construction & Real Estate, 2014


Matthias Scherer is commended for his energy-related arbitration work and is a “go-to lawyer” for many disputes in the field.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Energy, 2014


Matthias Scherer is praised for ‘striking a good balance between strength and diplomacy’, as well as for being a ‘great case manager who is never stressed’.
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2014 


He is admired by interviewees for the hard work and good judgement he provides when acting as arbitration counsel.
Chambers Global, Arbitration, Europe-wide, 2014


‘He's great in cross examination - he easily sees the weak points of his opponents'arguments’.
Chambers Global, Arbitration, Global-wide, 2014 


Matthias Scherer is praised for his ‘vast knowledge' and is a veteran of more than 100 proceedings.
The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration, 2014


The ‘incredibly bright' Matthias Scherer has acted as counsel in more than 100 arbitration and ADR proceedings under various rules, and is also regularly appointed as arbitrator.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2013


Matthias Scherer is a ‘highly regarded' litigator and arbitrator in energy proceedings, having a ‘wealth of experience" in commercial contracts.
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Power, 2013


Matthias Scherer is 'hardworking, quick and very professional'.
Legal 500, Switzerland, Lalive, 2013


Matthias Scherer is a good choice for construction, energy and commercial disputes.
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2013


'He is one of the best there is', says an interviewee. 'He gets things moving and is conscientious, firm and fair'.
Chambers, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2012


Top-notch arbitrator and counsel Matthias Scherer is perceived as 'a true international arbitrator'.
Chambers, Arbitration (International), Europe-wide, 2012


Someone 'you can always count on'.
Legal 500, Switzerland, 2011


The 'subtle and convincing' Matthias Scherer has a 'phenomenal understanding of clients' needs'.
Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2011


'You only ever hear good things about' Matthias Scherer.
The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration, 2010


'An excellent team player and a brilliant lawyer'.
Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Switzerland, 2010