Dr. Maxi Scherer, special counsel in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department and a member of the International Arbitration Practice, has been promoted to senior lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, School of International Arbitration. She has also recently been appointed to serve as the academic program director of the Queen Mary Paris LLM.
Gary Born, chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice, says "We are delighted by Dr. Scherer's richly-deserved recognition and look forward to continuing to work with Queen Mary in both London and Paris."
Queen Mary, University of London, is one of the top research centers in the UK and is consistently ranked among the top 10 law schools in the country. Its School of International Arbitration is the leading institution worldwide for research and teaching in the field of international dispute resolution.
The Queen Mary Paris LLM will open its doors in 2013 and covers specialized areas of commercial law, through a wide range of modules on subjects including banking and finance law, intellectual property, international dispute resolution and economic law. Lord Hoffmann, former Judge at the UK Supreme Court (House of Lords) spoke at the launch of the Paris LLM and stressed the importance of the common law in the global economy and the indisputable asset this new LLM will provide to the next generation of lawyers and business professionals. He said: “The students of the Paris LLM will benefit from an in-depth immersion in a common law environment offered by an institution of outstanding international reputation.”
Dr. Scherer’s appointments demonstrate her outstanding career both as an academic and an accomplished lawyer with comprehensive knowledge of arbitral practice and procedure. She has taught international arbitration and litigation, international private law, and comparative law at various universities and law schools around the world. Along with her prestigious academic contributions to arbitration and international law, Dr. Scherer has also published extensively on these issues, including as co-author of “The New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: A Commentary,” published by C. H. Beck München & Hart Publishing Oxford.