Scott is a partner in our London office and focusses on representing organisations with disputes arising out of breaches of EU and UK competition law. He has over a decade’s experience of litigating competition disputes in the English High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Whilst recognising that litigating disputes is often the only sensible way forward, Scott is also adept at resolving disputes out of Court, often by way of mediation.
He is described by Legal 500 as a "first-class litigator" while Chambers and Partners describe him as "an up-and-coming practitioner who gains recognition for his expertise from several market sources. His experience includes handling complex multi-jurisdictional claims involving both UK and EU competition law".
Representative competition disputes Scott has acted on include:
- Veolia Environnement S.A & Others v Fiat Chrysler Automobiles & Others, representing claimants with damages claims arising from a cartel in the European trucks manufacturing industry;
- iiyama (UK) Ltd & Ors v Samsung Electronics Co Ltd & Ors and iiyama Benelux BV and Ors v Schott AG and Ors, representing claimants with damages actions arising from the LCDs and Cathode Ray Tube and glass cartels;
- Arcadia Brands Limited & Ors v Visa Inc & Ors, a set of claims brought by 13 large UK retailers for damages resulting from Visa's setting and imposition of interchange fees while operating its payment card system in Europe (listed among The Lawyer newspaper's Top 20 Cases of 2016);
- Emerald Supplies Limited & Anr v British Airways Plc, arising out of a world-wide conspiracy to inflate the price of shipping goods by air;
- The global settlement of Parker ITR's liabilities arising from its participation in a global cartel to inflate the price of marine hoses;
- Waha Oil Company v Dunlop Oil & Marine Limited, arising from the marine hose cartel;
- Volvo Car Corporation v Pilkington Automotive Limited, arising from the car glass cartel;
- The £73.5 million settlement of cartel damages claims of UK and US purchasers of long haul air passenger services with British Airways Plc and Virgin Atlantic Limited;
- British Nuclear Group Sellafield Ltd v Kernkraftwerk Brokdorf and Ors, acting for E.ON regarding EU and regulatory issues in proceedings in the Chancery Division arising out of contracts for the reprocessing of spent fuel at Sellafield (THORP); and
- matters arising from the DRAM memory chips, Copper Tubes, Copper Fittings, Flat Glass, Refrigeration Compressors, High Voltage Cables, Paraffin Wax, Methionine, Elevators & Escalators, Carbon & Graphite Products and Vitamins cartels.
Scott trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2004 with Norton Rose Fulbright in London and Brussels and joined the firm’s antitrust and competition team as an associate. Subsequently Scott went on to develop competition law and dispute resolution expertise as an associate with Latham & Watkins and then Hausfeld in London. He then served as a partner at Stewarts for five years before returning to Hausfeld as a partner in early 2017.
King’s College London, PgD in EU Competition Law
BBP Law School (PgDL & LPC)
University of St Andrews, M.A. (Hons.) & M.Lit in Modern History
Solicitor, England & Wales
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in the Republic of Ireland
Designing a Balanced System: Damages, Deterrence, Leniency and Litigants' Rights - A Claimant's Perspective", in 'European Competition Law Annual 2011: Integrating Public and Private Enforcement - Implications for Courts and Agencies' (eds. Philip Lowe and Prof. Mel Marquis), (Hart Publishing, 2014);
Towards a class action regime for competition litigation in the United Kingdom: an assessment of the Government's proposals", with Christopher Brown of Matrix Chambers in CPI Antitrust Chronicle April 2013(1);
Latest developments in English cartel enforcement and litigation", Oxera Agenda, published 14 December 2012;
The Air Cargo Cartel - Counting the cost of conspiracy", Competition Law Insight, published 18 September 2012;
Private antitrust litigation 2011, Introduction", with Anthony Maton in Global Competition Review, published 2011; and
England & Wales chapter contributor with Vincent Smith and Anthony Maton in "The international handbook of private enforcement of competition law" (eds. Albert A. Foer and Jonathan W. Cuneo), published in association with the American Antitrust Institute, 2010.