Scott is a competition law specialist. He is qualified as an advocate and solicitor of Singapore, and as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.
Scott has extensive experience in relation to contentious competition law matters. He was involved in the first set of appeals made to the Competition Appeal Board in respect of a cartel matter where he assisted in securing reductions in financial penalties of 90% for RegentStar Travel Pte Ltd. He was also involved in the successful appeal of the first ever abuse of dominance infringement finding in Singapore where Sistic.com Pte Ltd's fine was reduced by 20%.
Scott also assisted on multiple leniency filings before the Competition Commission of Singapore ("CCS"), and assisted clients during dawn raids by the CCS, and in the context of CCS interviews and formal requests for information made pursuant to the CCS's statutory powers. He assisted in coordinating Visa Worldwide's successful notification to the CCS in relation to its interchange fee system. Scott also assisted the CCS in a review of the current block exemption order for liner shipping agreements.
Scott is heavily involved in the economic analysis of competition law matters, holding an economics degree from Victoria University in New Zealand, and a post graduate degree in economics for competition law from Kings College. Scott joined Drew & Napier in 2007, and was previously a senior investigator with the New Zealand Commerce Commission. There, he was involved in leading investigations and analysing competition law and economic issues, particularly in respect of mergers and acquisitions.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 recognises Scott as a leading competition lawyer. He is described as "able to understand the business model very clearly and provide advice that is precise and to the point".
Scott is a contributing author of Lim, Bull, Competition Law and Policy in Singapore, second edition, Academy Publishing, Singapore 2015. He also co-authored Getting the Deal Through, "Cartel Regulation"; "Dominance"; and "Merger Control", Singapore chapters (2015) as well as the Global Legal Group ICLG Guide, "Cartels and Leniency" and "Merger Control", Singapore chapters (2015); and "Competition Litigation", Singapore chapter (2011 – 2015).