Areas of Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Corporations Act/ASX Listing Rules Compliance, Private Equity, Venture Capital

Scott is an experienced deal leader who practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate law. In addition to his law degree, Scott holds has a Bachelor of Science (Geology) and maintains a keen interest in all aspects of the resources sector.

He has a wide range of experience in all forms of mergers and acquisitions (both public and private) as well as initial public offerings, secondary raisings and general corporate and ASX Listing Rule matters, across a range of sectors including energy and resources, engineering and mining services, life sciences and technology. Scott regularly advises clients on asset and tenement acquisitions and joint venture arrangements, as well as Foreign Investment Review Board matters.

Scott also has significant experience and interest in all aspects of shareholder activism, and has led a substantial number of successful shareholder requisitioned meetings and Takeovers Panel applications.

Scott's clients include international and domestic corporates, commodity traders, funds and individuals of influence.

What others say

"Leading Lawyer – Australia, Corporate Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2022 – 2024
"Recommended Lawyer – Western Australia, Corporate Law"
Doyle's Guide 2016, 2018, 2021 - 2022
"Member of 'Transaction Team of the Year'"
Australian Law Awards 2020

Experience

Kirin Holdings Company

Advising Japanese food and beverage giant Kirin Holdings Company, Limited on its A$1.8 billion acquisition of Australian healthcare company Blackmores.

Genesis Minerals Ltd

Advising gold miner Genesis Minerals on its acquisition of the Gwalia gold mine in Western Australia from fellow miner St Barbara for A$628 million and on a A$470 million capital raising by Genesis to fund the acquisition.

Sea Harvest

Advising South Africa-based seafood company, Sea Harvest Group Limited, on the acquisition of the Western Australia fishing assets of leading seafood company, MG Kailis.

Musgrave Minerals Ltd

Advising Musgrave Minerals Ltd in relation to the cash and scrip takeover offer by Ramelius Resources Limited for A$201 million and an off-market takeover offer from Westgold Resources Limited that was rejected.

Oklo Resources Ltd

Advising gold explorer Oklo Resources Limited in relation to its acquisition by Canada-based gold miner, B2Gold Corp, in a cash and scrip deal valuing the company at A$90 million.

Cassini Resources Ltd

Advising Cassini Resources Limited on its merger by way of scheme of arrangement with OZ Minerals Limited and simultaneous demerger of Caspin Resources Limited by way of scheme of arrangement.