Scott Vesel has a decade of experience handling complex international investment and commercial arbitrations in the oil and gas, construction, energy, technology and agribusiness sectors.  In addition to his private practice in international arbitration, he has served as an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State and at an international organization.

His current and recent matters include representations of: a Middle Eastern State in an ongoing ICSID arbitration related to an oil & gas project; an oil & gas major in an UNCITRAL arbitration with a CIS State arising out of a production sharing agreement; a European energy company in a shareholders’ dispute with another European energy company relating to a joint venture gas marketing company; an oil & gas major in post-Award ICSID proceeding related to an Award against a Latin American State; a French-German consortium in an ICC arbitration arising out of a contract to construct a nuclear power plant in Finland, and a European mining company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a contract to expand a mining project in an African country.

Who’s Who Legal has recognized him as a future leader in international arbitration where clients singled him out as “one of the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with” and praised his “impressive pre-hearing preparation and his advocacy”.  He is also recommended in Legal 500 UK where he “attracts praise for his ability to ‘master complex issues’”.

His essay “A ‘creeping’ violation of the fair and equitable treatment standard?” 30 Arbitration International 553 (2014), was awarded the LCIA’s 2012 Gillis Wetter Prize.