Mr. Scott has extensive experience in domestic and international project financing, particularly in the mining and resources and oil and gas sectors, but also greenfield construction and telecommunications projects. He spent five years living and working in Jakarta, Indonesia in the 1990's and his practice has had a strong South East Asian element since then, including award winning innovative transactions. He has also been involved with projects in Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa (for example, the first resources project finance in Mauritania).
Mr. Scott's experience in the mining and resources sector includes negotiation and preparation of exploration and mining joint venture agreements, acquisitions, marketing, off-take and refining agreements, mining and other services agreements, construction and engineering contracts.
His experience in project financing includes structuring finance deals, drafting and negotiating loan and security documents, drafting and negotiating ISDA and other derivative contracts, drafting and negotiating tripartite agreements, workouts, schemes of arrangement and enforcements.
Mr. Scott has recently been named in the seventh edition of "Best Lawyers in Australia" for 2014-2015 in the field of Project Finance and Development Practice.
Mr. Scott worked in a number of law firms in the City of London and in regional England before emigrating to Australia in the late 1980s.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Scott worked for an Australian national law firm for two years as special counsel in the corporate and commercial team. Prior to this, Mr. Scott worked at a large national and regional law firm in Perth for more than 20 years, with a focus on project finance. During this time, he was seconded for nearly five years to the firm's associated Jakarta, Indonesia office, assisting with international financial transactions and foreign investment.