Head of Torys’ Project Finance practice and co-head of the Banking and Debt Finance practice, Scott has broad experience representing all of the principal parties on projects, including lenders, sponsors, equity investors, arrangers and underwriters, contractors, service providers and public authorities, on a variety of complex project finance transactions. His work regularly focuses on the energy, infrastructure and mining industries.
Scott’s finance experience extends to corporate banking transactions and he frequently advises lenders and borrowers in transactions which include bank credit facilities, bond financings, structured finance transactions, mezzanine financings and derivatives.
He is praised by market sources for his ability to ‘get to the heart of an issue and focus on a solution.’
—Chambers Canada, 2021
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in project finance
The Legal 500—Leading lawyer in infrastructure projects
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Market leader in banking and project finance
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in banking and finance law and project finance law
Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in project finance
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in project finance, banking & financial institutions, infrastructure law, energy: electricity and private equity
Expert Guides: Best of the Best—Leading lawyer in project finance
Power Finance & Risk’s 15th Annual Deals and Firms of the Year Awards—Canada Attorney of the Year
Scott is an adjunct professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School where he teaches commercial law.
Before joining Torys, Scott advised on some of Europe’s largest financing transactions with international law firm in London. While in Europe, Scott was also seconded to the international commercial bank ABN AMRO, where he was special legal adviser to the Global Head of Loan Syndications in Amsterdam, Netherlands.