Georg Scherpf leads the Arbitration practice in Germany and part of the firm’s Global Arbitration Group, advising both private and state parties on complex arbitrations and cross-border litigations. He also sits as arbitrator.
His commercial arbitration work covers a broad range of legal issues and sectors including international trade (CISG), corporate disputes (joint venture and post M&A), energy (particularly wind, PV and CSP) as well as construction disputes. He has represented clients in ad hoc arbitrations seated in Germany, England, Switzerland, Austria, France, and Singapore and under various institutional rules (DIS, ICC, LCIA, AAA, SIAC and SCAI). Georg has a particular focus on disputes relating to investments and business transactions in the wider CIS region and the Western Balkans.
His public international law experience includes advising clients in relation to bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and multilateral investment treaties including the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). He has acted for investors in several complex treaty cases (ICSID, UNCITRAL and ad hoc) relating to infrastructure and energy investments in Spain, Czech Republic, Albania, and Germany. Closely related to his investment arbitration work, albeit of commercial nature, is his disputes work in the field of political risk insurance and climate change.
Georg studied law at Humboldt University Berlin and King’s College London, and practises as a German attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and a solicitor (England and Wales). Between 2013 and 2016 he was regional representative of the DIS40 and from 2016 to 2018 YIAG regional representative for Europe. Georg regularly publishes and speaks on international dispute resolution and arbitration.