Scott, a partner in the Washington, DC office, has a decade and a half of experience handling complex international investment and commercial arbitrations in the oil and gas, construction, energy, mining, gaming, defence, 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 organisation.

Scott’s recent experience includes:

  • Representing a Middle Eastern State as respondent in the successful defence of an ICSID arbitration claim relating to the termination of an oil and gas engineering and construction contract and in ongoing annulment proceedings defending the award
  • Representing a Middle Eastern oil and gas company in the successful defence of an expedited LCIA arbitration arising out of its termination of a contract to sell certain oil and gas assets in a North African State
  • Representing an oil & gas major in an UNCITRAL arbitration with a CIS State arising out of a production sharing agreement
  • Representing a French-German consortium in a €3 billion Stockholm-seated ICC arbitration arising out of a contract to construct a nuclear power plant in Finland
  • Representing a European mining company in a $140 million ICC arbitration against a South African engineering company arising out of a EPCM contract to expand a mining project in an African country
  • Representing a European company and its controlling shareholder in a series of LCIA arbitrations against a European State arising out of a privatisation contract and certain concession agreements in the gaming sector

Who’s Who Legal has recognised him every year since 2016, noting that clients singled him out as “one of the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with”, describing him as “a thoughtful and well-regarded practitioner”, and praised his “impressive pre-hearing preparation and his advocacy”. He is listed in The Legal 500’s 2019 UK Arbitration Powerlist and recommended in The Legal 500 UK where he “attracts praise for his ability to ‘master complex issues’”.

Scott holds JD, MA, and BA degrees from Yale University, as well was an MPA degree from Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is qualified as an attorney in New York and as a barrister in England & Wales and speaks English, French, German, Russian, and basic Latvian.