Scott Farrell is a senior partner with King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney with nearly 20 years’ experience in advising on:
Scott is the leader of the King & Wood Mallesons’ Derivatives Practice, which provides advice to major Australian banks, and major international banks operating in Australia. The team also advises fund managers, energy companies, government investment funds and other corporations, as well as operators of domestic and international financial markets and clearing systems (including Australia’s main securities exchange and Australia’s central bank).
For many years, Scott has been the Australian legal counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA). He has a key role in derivatives law reform in Australia, and represents both – the domestic and international market in consultations with the Australian government, and regulators in relation to law reform matters.
He has published numerous articles and contributed chapters to various books in connection with derivatives, netting, collateral and related insolvency issues. He is a lecturer of masters courses at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales and regularly speaks at industry conferences in Australia and Asia.
Scott has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney. He is qualified to practise as a solicitor in New South Wales and in England.
Scott has been listed as a leading practitioner in his field in international directories for many years.