Scott is an experienced commercial litigator with a focus on construction, engineering, mining, energy and resources disputes and international arbitration.
Scott has acted for clients on a range of complex disputes in federal and state courts in Australia as well as in both domestic and international arbitrations. Scott’s experience includes acting for:
- a major international oil & gas principal on disputes relating to certain packages of a multi-billion dollar LNG project, including in relation to claims about defects and prolongation costs
- Iluka Resources Limited in a shareholder class action before the New South Wales registry of the Federal Court
- Samsung C&T Corporation, the EPC Contractor on the multi-billion dollar Roy Hill iron ore mining, rail and port project in a Singapore seated SIAC international arbitration against Duro Felguera Australia Pty Ltd, Samsung’s principal subcontractor on Package 1 (mine process plant) as well as related hearings and appeals before the Supreme Court of Western Australia
- InterOil Corporation in relation to claims for breach of pre-emption provisions over rights in Elk-Antelope gas field in Papua New Guinea which were successfully defended in an ICC arbitration seated in London
- Western Australian rail infrastructure owner and access provider Brookfield Rail Pty Ltd in relation to arbitration and litigation concerning rail access
- the receivers appointed by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group to Burrup Fertilisers Pty Ltd in relation to the recovery of debts in excess of $600m, the sale of the assets of Pankaj and Radhika Oswal and related litigation
Scott holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Chicago and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Scott has been admitted to practise since February 2009