Position: Partner, Banking and Finance Practice
T: +27 11 530 5233
F: +27 11 530 6233
90 Rivonia Road, Sandton
PO Box 61771, Marshalltown
Docex 26 Johannesburg
Scott specialises in financing assets in the transportation industries (aircraft, ships and rolling stock). He has represented a wide range of parties in South Africa, Africa and the United Kingdom on domestic and cross-border bilateral and syndicated transactions. Scott’s experience includes Export Credit Agency (ECA) supported financings, high value taxed-based and non-tax-based lease structures, lease portfolio transfers/ reorganisations, limited recourse financing, receivables financing and off-balance sheet structures. He has also spent a term abroad working in the banking and finance department of London-based Allen & Overy.
In the aviation sector, Scott has advised banks, lessors, airlines and ECAs across the full spectrum of aviation finance deals including secured loan financing, operating leasing, engine financing, manufacturer support and export credit transactions.
Scott is a member of the International Legal Advisory Panel (representing South Africa and Africa), advising the Aviation Working Group (AWG) on the Cape Town Convention and related matters. Scott also heads up the South African National Contact Group, a working group established to advise and assist the AWG with Cape Town Convention related matters in South Africa.
Scott has BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Higher Diploma in Tax from the Rand Afrikaans University. He has also completed, with distinction, the Programme in Corporate Finance & Business Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Business School.
Scott is named by:
- Legal 500 2013 – 2020 as a legal expert (Shipping & Transport).
- Chambers Global 2013 – 2015 (Banking & Finance).
- Who’s Who Legal 2013 – 2017 (Transport – Aviation Finance).
- IFLR1000 2011 – 2020 (Asset Finance, Banking & Finance).
- Euromoney Aviation Experts Guide 2014-2016 – listed as a leading practitioner in the aviation field.