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LALIVE

35 RUE DE LA MAIRIE, PO BOX 6569, 1211 GENEVA 6, SWITZERLAND
Tel:
Work +41 58 105 20 00
Fax:
Fax +41 58 105 20 60
Email:
Web:
www.lalive.ch
Geneva, London, Zurich

Matthias Scherer

Tel:
Work +41 58 105 2000
Email:
LALIVE

Work Department

International Commercial Arbitration, Investment Arbitration, Litigation, Public International Law.

Position

Partner. His main practice areas are joint ventures, shareholders, M&A, distribution, sales, construction and engineering, and State-investor disputes, in various sectors.

Career

Matthias Scherer joined LALIVE in 1994 and is partner since 2002. Counsel and arbitrator in more than 200 arbitration and ADR/ mediation proceedings under many of the main arbitration rules (ICC, Swiss Rules, ICSID, VIAC, LCIA, DIAC, Stockholm Chamber, NAI, UNCITRAL, CAS/TAS, etc.) governed by a number of substantive laws (common and civil laws); frequently represents parties in arbitral matters before the Swiss Supreme Court. Matthias Scherer is editor in chief of the ASA Bulletin; Swiss correspondent for construction and engineering matters for the International Law Office; author of numerous publications in international dispute resolution.

Languages

English, French, German.

Member

Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), past Vice-Chair; numerous panels of arbitrators and professional associations, including Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), German Institute of Arbitration (DIS) and LCIA.

Education

Admitted in Geneva (1994); LL.M. European Law, University of Lausanne Law School (1993); University of Bern Law School & admission to Bern Bar (1992).


Switzerland

Dispute resolution: arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Matthias Scherer - LALIVE

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration

LALIVE is 'one of the most effective law firms in Switzerland',and its sizeable team 'works very hard trying to produce the best results for its clients' and 'collaborates well in other jurisdictions'. The arbitration practice is best known for handling commercial and investment disputes on a global basis, with strong links to Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Dr Veijo Heiskanen and the 'well-organised and smartMatthias Scherer represented Romania as defendant against Canadian and UK investors in a $4.4bn ICSID arbitration relating to a gold mining project. Together with Scherer, Domitille Baizeau successfully obtained an award for the Republic of Mauritius, in a matter concerning the defence of its first-ever treaty claim as brought by a French-Mauritian businessman. Firm founder Michael E Schneider specialises in construction- and energy-related disputes.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

LALIVE has international experience in banking and finance, dispute resolution and private client law. The Geneva team includes Alexander Troller, Domitille Baizeau, Dr Marc Henzelin, Sandrine Giroud , Matthias SchererMichael E Schneider, Thomas Widmer and Dr Veijo Heiskanen.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

LALIVE's specialism in real estate, construction and infrastructure law is dispute resolution, with the majority of clients stemming from the Middle East, Switzerland, Eastern Europe and Canada. Key partners active in the energy, construction and engineering sectors include Michael E SchneiderMatthias Scherer, Dr Bernd Ehle and Joachim Knoll.

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