SCOTT MCKENZIE

Director

ABOUT SCOTT

Scott has been recognised as a leading commercial lawyer in Australia. He is held in high regard for his strategic mindset and is renowned for being technically sharp. Scott’s practice covers all aspects of commercial law, with a strong emphasis on complex transactions and business co-ownership matters.

Scott has a formidable knowledge of commercial law. His experience working at some of Australia’s largest law firms has equipped him with a level of technical skill which is rarely seen in boutique law firms.

As the leader of Velocity Legal’s commercial law team, Scott is focused on leading by example. He provides precise advice and tenaciously protects his clients.

EXPERIENCE

  • advising on numerous co-ownership disputes and forced business exits;
  • acting for the vendor in a confidential $40m+ business sale transaction;
  • advising on co-ownership matters regarding a $25m+ share sale transaction;
  • advising on a co-ownership arrangement and related share subscription transactions, with an enterprise value of $20m+;
  • acting for the vendor in a confidential $15m+ business sale transaction;
  • acting for the vendor in a confidential $10m+ share sale transaction;
  • acting for the vendor in a confidential $10m+ business sale transaction; and
  • advising on a multi-million dollar commercial leasing arrangement with complex fit out and construction requirements.

RECOGNITION

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Transactions (including the sale of shares, businesses and assets);
  • Complex contracts;
  • Business disputes;
  • Co-ownership arrangements (including shareholder agreements and disputes); and
  • Commercial leasing.

RECOGNITION

Law Institute of Victoria

Finalist – Rising Star 2018

30 Under 30

Winner – Commercial Law 2018

Mills Oakley

Winner – Rising Star 2015

Latest Insights from Scott

A guide to the Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020

A guide to the Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020

A guide to the Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 Insights by Emma Milne (Senior Associate), Scott McKenzie (Director), and Rajan Verma (Director), Velocity Legal Another major change in the commercial leasing landscape The eagerly awaited Retail Leases Amendment Act...

COVID-19: Victorian Rent Relief Rulebook

COVID-19: Victorian Rent Relief Rulebook

COVID-19: Victorian Rent Relief Rulebook By Scott McKenzie (Director), Andrew Henshaw (Director), Emma Milne (Senior Associate) and Patrick Simon (Associate), Velocity Legal The Upshot Regulations announced by the Victorian government provide the rulebook for...

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