Scott specialises in insolvency and debt restructuring, corporate and secured finance, and specialist personal property security and credit recovery advice. He advises and has acted for domestic and foreign banks, financial institutions, insolvency professionals and other organisations on receiverships, liquidations, administrations and workouts.
He is particularly recognised by the market for his leading expertise in Personal Property Securities (PPS) law, often advising banks, insolvency practitioners and other firms and barristers on complex PPS matters.
Scott also leads our financial regulatory practice in Auckland and frequently provides advice to domestic and offshore financial institutions, regulators, financial service providers and FinTech enterprises on financial product and conduct legislation (consumer and wholesale), licensing and prudential supervision requirements, AML/CFT compliance and creditor enforcement regulation.
He regularly writes and presents papers on a range of insolvency, financial regulatory and credit enforcement topics, and is a contributing editor to Heath & Whale on Insolvency, New Zealand's leading insolvency law text.
In 2015, he became the first New Zealander to pass the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course and be recognised as a Fellow of INSOL International.
"A standout lawyer Scott is always looking for ways to create value."
"Having a trusted legal adviser is really important to us. Buddle Findlay gives great legal advice and service and we have a very strong relationship built over many years."
- Fellow of INSOL International
- Member of RITANZ
- Member of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA)
Advising regulators and industry bodies
in connection with the review and reform of financial services regulation and crisis management tools
Acting for offshore financial product providers
in connection with the introduction of new financial products to the NZ market
Acting for consumer lenders
in relation to compliance with the requirements of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and associated legislation
Acting for McGrath Nicol
as administrators and liquidators of the Kumfs and Ziera Shoes Group
Acting for BDO
as administrators and liquidators of the Arrow Construction Group
Acting for KordaMentha
as administrators and deed administrators of the Solid Energy Group