Scott is a Director and joint head of our top tier Corporate and Commercial team with over 20 years’ experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and public and private securities offerings. He works across a wide range of sectors that includes a strong focus on technology and the financial services and payments industries.

Scott has extensive experience in advising shareholders, investors and companies from early stage through to venture capital and private equity fundraisings, M&A, exits and international listings, as well as advising boards of directors on their internal governance issues.

In addition to advising on corporate and commercial matters Scott advises within the Banking and Finance sectors, including real estate finance, refinancings and restructurings and financial services regulation.

He qualified and practiced in London, both as a partner in private practice and as in-house general counsel, before joining Cains in 2015.

Scott is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ in both the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets and Corporate and Commercial categories by The Legal 500 UK 2023 and is also individually ranked by Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2023 for Corporate and Finance transactions.

Clients describe Scott as being a “world-class commercial lawyer”, “a cut above” who is “extremely commercially and client focused, professional and good to work with”.  He has also been praised as being “very responsive, knowledgeable and pragmatic” and being an “excellent corporate lawyer, offering City service and expertise.”


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