SCOTT MCKENZIE

Director, Accredited Specialist in Commercial Law

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.

Scott is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Law.

EXPERIENCE

  • advising on numerous co-ownership disputes and forced business exits;
  • acting for the vendor in a confidential $40m+ business sale transaction;
  • acting for the vendor in a confidential $15m+ 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

Accredited Specialist in Commercial Law

Law Institute of Victoria

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

Accountant’s road map; business exits

Accountant’s road map; business exits

Accountant’s road map; business exits Insights by Scott McKenzie (Director) and Andrew Henshaw (Managing Director)Scott McKenzie (Director) and Andrew Henshaw (Managing Director) had published their guide to business exits, including crucial industry knowledge for...

Unfair Contract Terms

Unfair Contract Terms

Unfair Contract Terms Insights by Edward Hart (Associate), Scott McKenzie (Director), Velocity LegalNew draft legislation has both extended and clarified existing Unfair Contract Term (UCT) protections in Australia. The changes ensure that the UCT protections...

PODCAST: Business Breakups

PODCAST: Business Breakups

PODCAST: Business Breakups Insights by Scott McKenzieInsight Author...SCOTT MCKENZIE Director 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....

Accountant’s road map; business exits

Accountant’s road map; business exits

Accountant’s road map; business exits Insights by Scott McKenzie (Director) and Andrew Henshaw (Managing Director)Scott McKenzie (Director) and Andrew Henshaw (Managing Director) had published their guide to business exits, including crucial industry knowledge for...

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