International Law Office, Newsletter (Construction), 24 February 2020
He is a “very strong practitioner” and an “excellent scholar” according to market commentators, who applaud his reputation in international commercial and investment arbitration proceedings.
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration, 2021
A source states: "He is terrific and one of the best chairmen I've worked with," adding that he is "very experienced and wise."
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International): Most in Demand Arbitrators – Global and Europe-wide, 2020
Interviewees highlight that Matthias Scherer is "in charge of the case, well informed and responsive."
Chambers Global, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel and Arbitrators, 2020
Matthias Scherer is “top-notch”, say sources, “with a lot of authority”. He receives widespread plaudits for his “huge knowledge of the law and the latest developments”.
Who’s Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration 2020
Matthias Scherer is well-organized and smart.
The Legal 500, Arbitration, 2019 (Leading Individual in Arbitration)
Matthias Scherer is described by respondents as “a leading arbitration practitioner, with a specialty in construction disputes”. He is also well versed in advising corporate, public and private clients on a range of other commercial disputes.
Who’s Who Legal, Most Highly Regarded in Arbitration, Switzerland, 2019
Geneva-based Matthias Scherer enjoys an excellent reputation for his adept handling of commercial and investment treaty disputes. Impressed interviewees describe him as "really bright," and an "excellent lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable and has extensive arbitration experience."
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) – Global-wide, 2019
Matthias Scherer acts as president in a number of high-profile ICC arbitrations. He also has a strong focus on investor-state arbitrations, usually acting for the state. Sources describe Scherer as "very experienced, calm, a good drafter and a good lawyer."
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, Switzerland, 2019
Matthias Scherer stands out as “very experienced and sophisticated arbitration counsel” and is also widely known as “an excellent arbitrator." He acts in major commercial and investment treaty disputes and possesses extensive expertise in commercial contracts.
Who's Who Legal, Arbitration, 2019
Matthias Scherer “Calmly handles the hardest issues”
GAR 30, 2018
Matthias Scherer is held in high regard for his skilful representation of clients in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. He has substantial experience appearing before all major arbitration institutions, including the ICC, ICSID, LCIA and UNCITRAL.
Chambers Global, Global-wide, Arbitration (International)
Clients say that Matthias Scherer is "calm, pragmatic and an excellent strategist," while peers in the Swiss market note his ability to handle complex global arbitrations either as arbitrator or as counsel. He often defends European states in high-value investment arbitrations and has further experience in Swiss Rules and ICC arbitrations relating to infrastructure or energy projects.
Chambers Global, Europe-wide, Arbitration (International) and Most In Demand Arbitrators, 2018
One client values Matthias Scherer's "unbelievable knowledge of international arbitration and its political aspects." His experience includes acting as co-counsel on arbitrations relating to tax enforcement proceedings, joint ventures and construction.
Chambers Global, Switzerland, Dispute Resolution: Arbitrators and Arbitration Counsel, 2018
Matthias Scherer is “one of the most impressive arbitration lawyers in Switzerland”, and is particularly well regarded for his fantastic disputes work.
Who's Who Legal, Arbitration, 2018
“He is extremely knowledgeable and well respected.”
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Construction & Real Estate, 2017
Matthias Scherer is “an impressive practitioner with good knowledge who has perfectly mastered the science of arbitration.”
Who's Who Legal, Switzerland, Arbitration, 2017
Arbitration specialist Matthias Scherer draws significant praise from his peers. One source remarks that he is "an outstanding advocate." He has recent experience acting as arbitrator and as counsel representing both companies and national governments.
Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution: Arbitrators, Switzerland (Band 3), 2017
Matthias Scherer acts on a wide range of disputes across the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors as counsel and arbitrator. Interviewees admire his "highly-respected practice" and describe him as "an outstanding advocate."
Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Europe-wide (Band 2), 2017
Matthias Scherer “never fails” to deliver “intuitive and insightful” counsel to clients in relation to both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Who’s Who Legal : Arbitration, 2017
"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