William Scott

William A. Scott Partner

William Scott


  • University of Toronto Law School (J.D. 1982)
  • Queens’ College, Cambridge University (B.A. in Jurisprudence 1980)
  • St John’s College, Oxford University (B.A.in Philosophy, Politics & Economics 1978)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1984
Representative Work
  • Canadian banks on regulatory capital relief transactions.
  • Canadian securities dealers on securities offerings by TSX special purpose acquisition corporations (SPACs).
  • Hitachi Systems Ltd., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of Above Security Inc.
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  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 as a leading lawyer in Derivative Instruments.
  • The 2018 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Derivative Structures.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 in Corporate and Derivatives.
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Speaking Engagements
  • Lehman Brothers – Ten Years On - presentation on the Canadian regulatory response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis, Inter-Pacific Bar Association Conference, Manila, March 16, 2018.
  • Professionalism Issues for Labour & Employment Lawyers - presentation on issues related to audit enquiries, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, November 30, 2016.
  • Seminar on Inward Investment from Asia - presentation on national security reviews under the Investment Canada Act, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Brussels, October 10, 2016.
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