Partner in the Competition Litigation Department, Stewarts Law LLP
Scott has extensive experience of acting on behalf of corporate claimants in a range of complex multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes arising out of infringements of EU and UK competition law. He is described by Legal 500 as one of the "first-class litigators" in our Competition Litigation team 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".
Scott's representative competition litigation cases include:
- 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 it's 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.
- "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.
- 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.
Law Society Competition Section.
Scott studied modern history at the University of St Andrews (M.A. (Hons) & M.Lit) before completing his PgDL and LPC at BPP Law School. Scott also has a postgraduate diploma in EC competition law from King's College London. He went on to train at Norton Rose in London and Brussels before qualifying with the firm's competition law team in 2004. Scott joined Stewarts Law LLP early in 2012 having previously established himself as one of the UK's few specialist claimant-focussed competition litigators.
Scott's interests include history, current affairs, travel and the countryside.
28 March 2013
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30 April 2012
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01 March 2012
The Law Society Gazette, 01 March 2012
01 March 2012
Following the appointment of Scott Campbell who joins as a Partner