Energy & Natural Resources
Georg is Head of Arbitration Germany and part of the firm's Global Arbitration Group, advising both private and state parties on complex arbitrations and cross-border litigations.
Georg works with the firm's Global Arbitration Group representing clients in commercial and investment arbitrations as well as in complex cross-border litigations. He also sits as arbitrator.
His commercial arbitration work covers a broad range of legal issues and sectors including international trade (CISG), corporate disputes (joint venture and post-M&A), energy (particularly wind, PV and CSP) as well as construction disputes. He has represented clients in ad hoc arbitrations seated in Germany, England, Switzerland, Austria, France, and Singapore and under various institutional rules (DIS, ICC, LCIA, AAA, SIAC and SCAI). Georg has a particular focus on disputes relating to investments and business transactions in the wider CIS region and the Western Balkans.
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, UNCITRAL and ad hoc) relating to infrastructure and energy investments in Spain, Czech Republic, Albania, and Germany. Closely related to his investment arbitration work, albeit of commercial nature, is his disputes work in the field of political risk insurance and climate change.
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 “astute and results-driven” with “a sharp mind who is very able at thinking outside of the box” (Who’s Who Legal Arbitration - Future Leaders). Clients commend Georg Scherpf for his “attention to detail” and “vigilance” whilst also being impressed with his cross-examination skills (GAR 100 - Global Arbitration Review). He is also recommended by Legal 500 and Legal Media Group's Expert Guides for commercial arbitration.
Before joining Clyde in 2021, Georg worked several years for the arbitration group of a German law firm.
Who's Who Legal Future Arbitration Leaders listed since 2017
Legal 500 - Arbitration recommended since 2019
Total Recall: Witness evidence and the fallibility of human memory, Arbitration Happy Hour
Arbitrating with Public Entities, “Piercing the corporate veil, non-signatories, attribution of responsibility and umbrella clauses”, DIS40-CAM/CANACO-CCA
Offshore Wind – Insights on the Legal Framework and Effective Dispute Resolution, Turkish Offshore Wind Energy Association & Russian Association of Wind Power Industry
Imagine all the treaties – a comment on Nicolás M. Perrone’s book “Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination: How Foreign Investors Play By Their Own Rules” and on the criticism of substantive investment law - Riga, Latvia, Baltic Arbitration Days
Resolving and Managing Disputes in Offshore Wind and Investment Protection in Turkey - Hamburg, Germany / Istanbul, Turkey
The Klein-Klein of Climate Change Contracts, Hamburg International Arbitration Days (HIAD) - Hamburg, Germany
Investment Arbitration in Practice: The Limits of Treaty Planning - Hamburg, Germany
Energy & Natural Resources
Political Risk & Trade Credit
Trade & Commodities
Climate Change Risk Practice