Georg Scherpf

Georg Scherpf

Georg Scherpf


T +49 40 18067 12913

Solicitor (England & Wales)
Senior Associate
Industries Energy

Areas of Practice

Georg Scherpf works with the arbitration group representing clients in commercial and investment arbitrations as well as in associated litigation. He also sits as arbitrator.

His commercial arbitration work covers a broad range of legal issues and sectors including international trade, corporate disputes (joint venture and post M&A), energy as well as construction disputes. He has represented clients in ad hoc 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 international 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.


Georg Scherpf 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. Clients and peers praise him as an “Exceptional professional” with “a sharp mind who is very able at thinking outside of the box” (Who’sWhoLegal Arbitration - Future Leaders). Clients commend Georg Scherpf for his “attention to detail” and “vigilance” whilst also being impressed with his cross-examination skills (GAR100). He is also recommended by Legal 500 and Expert Guides for commercial arbitration. 

Honors and Distinctions
  • Who's Who Legal "Future Arbitration Leaders 2020": Listed. WWL says: 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”.
  • Expert Guides 2019: Rising Stars (Commercial Arbitration)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2019: Listed under arbitration: "[...] the rising senior associate Georg Scherpf is also recommended"
  • Who's Who Legal "Future Arbitration Leaders 2019": Listed. WWL says: “Exceptional professional” Georg Scherpf has “a sharp mind and is very able at thinking outside of the box”, note sources who call him “extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of international arbitration”, particularly when it comes to investment matters.
  • Who's Who Legal "Future Arbitration Leaders 2018": Listed. WWL says: Georg Scherpf enjoys a superb reputation among peers as "a brilliant arbitration lawyer, excellent public speaker and exceptional professional".
  • Who's Who Legal "Future Arbitration Leaders 2017": Listed. WWL says: Georg Scherpf is commended by clients as "very experienced, highly dedicated and extremely responsive"