Scott has over 32 years of experience in projects, construction, and infrastructure and facility management, as well as a broad range of related commercial and property matters. Scott is well known by his clients for his practical, straightforward, and strategic advice, his knowledge of how construction and infrastructure projects operate, and his breadth of contacts in the industry. Scott has helped clients across the MENA region, including projects in the UAE, Oman, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, and Egypt, Prior to joining ADG Legal Scott was the Regional Head of Construction and Infrastructure at Al Tamimi & Co and a Partner at Beale & Co. He has been based in Dubai for 10 years. Before arriving in the Middle East, Scott was a partner at the well-regarded Australian firm, Holding Redlich.
He specialises in all aspects of projects, working with clients from structure establishment, and procurement, through contract documents, project advisory, and dispute management. His experience covers working with developers, contractors, consultants, suppliers, project managers, and facility managers.
Scott’s experience includes major developments involving resorts, mixed-use sites, rail, as well as industrial developments including renewable and waste-to-fuel conversion, solar parks, oil and gas, pipelines, roads, dams, ports, desalination plants, district cooling plant projects and purpose-built factories. He frequently works with joint venture projects and advises on all aspects of the joint venture operation. Scott has a strong interest in Building Information Modelling and also in Sustainability. He was an accredited Green Star professional in Australia and was a Director and Secretary of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia. In the UAE, he has provided assistance to the Emirates Green Building Council. He also seeks to give back to the industry through his participation in the management team of the Lighthouse Club (Dubai branch).
Scott was admitted as a legal practitioner in Queensland, Australia in 1989. He is also admitted to practice in the Australian Capital Territory and before the High Court of Australia. He has been registered as a Legal Consultant in Dubai since 2014.Download VCard