Scott Macpherson

Scott Macpherson

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5829

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Scott is a Senior Associate in the Hogan Lovells International Arbitration team focusing on public international law and, in particular, dispute settlement under investment treaties.

Scott acts for States, international organisations and businesses in international disputes, primarily international arbitrations under the ICSID, SCC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICC rules in addition to ad-hoc arbitrations and arbitration-related litigation before the English courts.  He has experience of dispute settlement in the oil and gas, media, telecommunications, mining and life sciences sectors.   

Scott also has experience of conducting advocacy in a number of investment arbitration hearings and he regularly delivers training and lectures on international investment law and dispute settlement.

Education and admissions


LPC, BPP University Law School, 2014

GDL, BPP University Law School, 2013

LL.B., University of Glasgow, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales

Related practices

International Arbitration

Representative experience

Acting for a Belgian investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Turkey under a Bilateral Investment Treaty

Acting for a Dutch investor in an ICSID arbitration against North Macedonia under a Bilateral Investment Treaty

Acting for an investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Kyrgyz Republic under the Kyrgyz Foreign Investment Law

Advising Ukraine in connection with an SCC arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty

Acting for Victor Pinchuk in relation to an arbitration between him and Ukrainian business interests

Advising an international investor in relation to its investments in Africa

Acting for a Russian investment company in relation to an LCIA arbitration about a US$500m real estate development in Russia

Acting for a Fortune 200 global power company in an arbitration under to the ICC Rules

Advising oil and gas supermajors on cross-border/maritime boundary risks

Advising clients on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, including the rights and jurisdiction of coastal States and the freedoms of other States in an exclusive economic zone

Advising clients on the sanctions available under the UNCLOS related to maritime scientific research projects

Advising clients on the consequences of judgments of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in relation to the delimitation of maritime boundaries

Acting for India in an UNCITRAL arbitration under a Bilateral Investment Treaty

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