Professor Dr Maxi Scherer holds the Chair for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law at Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration, and she is also a Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London. She is admitted to the bar in Paris (France) and as solicitor (England and Wales). Maxi has extensive experience with arbitral practice both in civil and common law systems. She has been regularly ranked by Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500 UK as leading arbitration practitioner: she was identified amongst the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” of “Future Leaders” in the world from a listing of almost 600 names. She has represented and advised clients in international arbitrations proceedings and has served as arbitrator in numerous ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, DIS, SCC etc), including as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator. Recent highlights include being appointed as ICC emergency arbitrator; serving as co-arbitrator in a EUR 1.3 billion dispute concerning the adaptation of a long-term energy contract; presiding a series of parallel LCIA arbitrations concerning a joint venture dispute involving more than 40 parties. Maxi publishes extensively in the field of international arbitration (http://ssrn.com/author=2149379), and is the General Editor of the Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration. Other current or past academic appointments include Global Professor of Law at NYU Law School, Visiting Professor at SciencesPo Law School Paris, Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown Centre of Transnational Legal Studies, as well as visiting positions or guest lecturers at UIBE Beijing, City University of Hong Kong, Bucerius Law School Hamburg, University of Melbourne, Freie Universität Berlin, Sorbonne Law School, Universität Wien, Université de Versailles, Université de Fribourg Switzerland, Universität Würzburg, Pepperdine Law School, Université de Bourgogne, Universität Basel and Université de Paris X Nanterre.