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Sean Scott Partner

+44 203 752 3607
+44 7720 680412

Expertise and Professional Background

Sean Scott is a partner in our London office and is part of the team responsible for the firm’s Cayman practice in Europe.

Sean advises on the establishment and maintenance of all types of Cayman Islands hedge, venture capital and private equity funds. He also has extensive experience of a wide range of corporate, banking and finance matters.

Sean has over a decade of offshore funds experience having practiced in Australia, the Channel Islands, Cayman and London, prior to joining Harneys as a Partner in 2012. He is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers.


Chambers and Partners: Sean is recognised for his deep industry knowledge of Cayman Islands fund, banking and corporate matters with Chambers noting “he can cut to the core of any issue” and highlighting his “astute and commercial” approach.

Legal 500, 2016: Sean is described as “extremely well known and respected in the market for his commercial and legal ability”.

Who’s Who Legal 2018: Sean is recognised as being one of the world’s leading private funds lawyers.

Education & Admissions

University of Sydney (Postgraduate Diploma in Law) 1996
University of Sydney (B. Ec.) 1992
Bar Admissions
New South Wales 1998
England and Wales 2003
Cayman Islands 2004


Corporate and Commercial
Cayman Islands
Investment Funds
Islamic Finance
Distressed Funds
Brexit Practice Group


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