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Expert resume of Scott Farrell

Partner, King & Wood Mallesons; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert

Scott Farrell leads both the derivatives and the fintech practices of King & Wood Mallesons. Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in financial markets and financial systems law, advising market participants, exchanges, clearing and payment systems, regulators and governments in Australia and Asia. Scott has been the Australian counsel to ISDA for many years.

Scott has given many years of service to the public and private sector in advising on, and guiding, regulatory and legal change in the financial market and system landscape, including in connection with derivatives markets and fintech developments. Scott is co-chair of the Australian Government’s FinTech Advisory Group and regularly advises on the use of blockchain and smart contracts in financial markets and financial systems. Scott led the Australian Government’s review into open banking which is being implemented as Australia’s economywide consumer data right.

Scott’s recent thought-leadership work has focused on the confluence between financial markets and fintech developments, including in the use of blockchain and smart contracts with derivatives and other financial instruments and the financial market infrastructure for them. Scott has published work in these fields for collaboration with the wider legal and technological community, and he advises both technology and financial services clients on fintech use and development in financial markets.

In recognition of his market-leading work, Scott has been listed as one of the Financial Times Top 10 Innovative Individuals in law in the Asia-Pacific and his team’s work has won FT innovation in law awards in the Asia-Pacific three times.