Key Experience

  • Practice focuses on merger control, antitrust issues and regulation in the context of mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border transactions, restructurings, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
  • Acts for a number of the world’s largest financial institutions.
  • Represents acquirers, investors and targets across sectors on cross-border national security and foreign investment investigations.


Scott Pettifor maintains a practice focused on advising clients, including major financial institutions and large corporations, on international (ex-U.S.) transactional antitrust matters (at an EU, U.K. and multijurisdictional level), behavioural antitrust issues and the application of sectoral regulations. Scott’s understanding of the merger control landscape is significant and affords him the ability to provide succinct, actionable advice, with clients having praised his “out-of-the-box thinking”. He provides multijurisdictional advice on large global transactions for merging parties as well as for the financial institutions with related exposure.

Representative Work


  • Advised BC Energy Investments on the formation of the largest privately owned integrated energy company in Argentina through the combination of BC Energy Investments’ and BP’s interests in Pan American Energy, Argentina’s second largest producer of oil and gas, and BC Energy Investments’ interest in refiner and marketer Axion Energy.
  • Represented VPI Holdings, an affiliate of energy and commodities trader Vitol S.A., in connection with the company’s acquisition from Drax Group plc of four combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants in the UK.
  • Represented Macquarie and Siemens in the creation of Calibrant JV, which originates, operates and finances Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) projects.
  • Acted on behalf of noteholders in the restructuring of Pacific Drilling S.A.