Scott specializes in all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency, including court proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, plans of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, sales proceedings, debtor-in-possession/interim financing loans, and receiverships, as well as out-of-court transactions involving negotiated workouts, recapitalizations, debt exchanges, re-financings, distressed investments and acquisitions. Scott is recognized as a leader in the field of insolvency and restructuring and has been lead counsel on a number of complex Canadian and cross-border proceedings.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in restructuring/insolvency (2016-2020)
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in restructuring/insolvency (2008-2019)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in insolvency and financial restructuring law (2009-2020)
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in restructuring and insolvency (2008-2020)
Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in insolvency and financial restructuring (2012, 2015-2020)
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in insolvency and restructuring (2011-2013, 2015, 2018-2020)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in insolvency (2018)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in insolvency litigation and financial restructuring (2008-2019)
Expert Guides: The World’s Leading Experts in Restructuring and Insolvency—Leading lawyer (2013, 2019)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada and Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers—Leading cross-border practitioner in insolvency and financial restructuring, and leading lawyer in insolvency litigation (2012-2014)
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Recommended Canadian lawyer in restructuring and insolvency (2008-2012)
Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Insolvency & Restructuring—Leading lawyer in Canada (2009-2010)
Practical Law Company’s Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency Handbook—Recommended Canadian lawyer (2008-2010)
Scott has published articles on restructuring and insolvency issues in Canadian Bankruptcy Reports, Credit and Banking Litigation Quarterly and Commercial Insolvency Reporter. He is the author of papers presented to INSOL International, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Insolvency Institute of Canada. Scott is the Ontario editor of Commercial Insolvency Reporter.
Memberships and Affiliations
Scott is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, the Turnaround Management Association, the Insolvency Section of the Ontario Bar Association, INSOL International, the Canadian Insolvency Foundation and the Commercial List Users' Committee.