Georg Scherpf is “a very sharp, eloquent and excellent lawyer” who is praised for his “strong understanding of international arbitration and extensive experience in both commercial and investment cases”.
Georg Scherpf works with the arbitration group at Luther representing clients in commercial and investment arbitrations. He also sits as arbitrator.
His commercial arbitration work covers a broad range of legal issues and sectors including international trade, corporate disputes (post-M&A), infrastructure and energy (in particular offshore wind, renewables and gas supply/storage). He has represented clients in arbitrations seated in Germany, England, Switzerland and Singapore, and under various institutional rules (DIS, ICC, LCIA, SIAC and SCAI). Moreover, he advises clients on conflict of laws, contract law, commercial and sales law (CISG).
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 and ad hoc) relating to infrastructure and energy investments. In particular, he represented clients in arbitrations against Spain and the Czech Republic resulting from the changes to the regulatory framework for renewable energy.
Georg studied law at Humboldt University 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.