B.A., Yale; J.D., Yale; M.A.,; M.P.A., Princeton
Scott, a partner at Three Crowns LLP who has been based out of the firm’s London, Bahrain, and Washington offices, has a decade and a half of experience handling complex international investment and commercial arbitrations in the oil and gas, construction, energy, mining, gaming, defence, technology, and agribusiness sectors. In addition to his private practice in international arbitration, he has served as an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State and at an international organisation.
Who’s Who Legal has recognised him every year since 2016, noting that clients singled him out as “one of the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with”, describing him as “a thoughtful and well-regarded practitioner”, and praised his “impressive pre-hearing preparation and his advocacy”. He is listed in The Legal 500’s 2019 UK Arbitration Powerlist and recommended in The Legal 500 UK where he “attracts praise for his ability to ‘master complex issues’”.
Scott’s publications in the arbitration field include: “Can the reasons for reasons rescue ICSID Annulment?” Arbitration Beyond Borders: Essays in Memory of Guillermo Aguilar Álvarez, N. Blackaby and M. Reisman, eds. (2022, forthcoming); “Will the Future See More Investment Arbitrations Taking Place in the Middle East?”, BCDR Int’l Arb. Rev. (2017); “The Revised UNCITRAL Notes and Case Management Conference(s): What to Address (and When),” SLOVENIAN ARB. REV. (Summer 2015); “A Case Review Conference, or Arbitration in Two Acts,” 81 Arbitration 167 (2015) (co-authored with Constantine Partasides); “A ‘creeping’ violation of the fair and equitable treatment standard?” 30 Arb. Int’l 553 (2014) (winner of the 2012 LCIA Gillis Wetter Prize); “Clearing a Path through a Tangled Jurisprudence: Most-Favored-Nation Clauses and Dispute Settlement Provisions in Bilateral Investment Treaties,” 32 Yale J. Int’l L. 125 (2007)
Scott holds JD, MA, and BA degrees from Yale University, as well was an MPA degree from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. He is qualified as an attorney in New York and as a barrister in England & Wales and speaks English, French, German, Russian, and basic Latvian.