Bird & Bird is delighted to announce that Scott McInnes has joined the firm's Brussels office as a partner, effective May 1.
Scott joins from MasterCard, where he was Senior Regulatory Counsel. He has unique expertise regarding the competition law aspects and regulation of payments (and card payment schemes in particular) and is considered one of the leading experts in this field in Europe.
He previously worked as an Associate in the Brussels competition law team of Jones Day, where he advised MasterCard for six years before joining the company in 2012.
Belgian country head Anne Federle commented: "Scott's unique technical expertise and his experience as in-house lawyer will be a fantastic complement to the capabilities of our highly-ranked competition law and Banking & Finance teams. It will also be invaluable to strengthening and expanding further our long-standing relationship with MasterCard."
Co-head of the international Banking & Finance group, Trystan Tether, says: "The Banking & Finance group is very strong across the Bird & Bird network globally, and the addition of Scott’s expertise in the regulation of payments will help strengthen the practice even further. I greatly look forward to working with Scott and am very happy to welcome him to the team."
Scott added, "I am excited to join Bird & Bird, which is well known for its strong competition and financial regulatory practices and its dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment. I look forward to continuing to build these practices across the network."