Scott is co-head of Torys’ Capital Markets Practice. He has received a number of recognitions as a leading lawyer in his practice areas and is recognized internationally as a leading Canadian corporate finance and capital markets lawyer by numerous prominent publications and lawyer ranking agencies.
Scott practises securities and corporate law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and M&A. Scott has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in various complex matters, including domestic and cross-border public/private equity and debt financings, M&A, and other business reorganizations and restructurings.
Scott also represents senior and junior public issuers in numerous aspects of general corporate law and securities regulatory matters, including corporate governance, continuous disclosure, regulatory compliance and transaction implementation.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity (2017-2021)
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity (2018-2020)
The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets (2015-2016, 2019-2020)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law, securities law (2006-2021)
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in capital markets, energy, oil & gas (2011-2020)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate finance & securities (2011-2020)
Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity (2019-2020)
The Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Lawyers to Watch (2006)
Lexpert’s Special Law Inserts, appearing in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine—Most frequently recommended lawyer in corporate commercial, and corporate finance and securities (2011)
Scott is a past chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s Securities Law Section (Alberta Branch – South). He is a former member of the Alberta Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee.
Scott serves as a director and corporate secretary of a number of public and private corporations.