Zachary SCULLY


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Zachary is a Partner with HMS Law. He specialises in regional cross-border transactions, Restructuring and Work-Outs with an emphasis on M&A, corporate turnarounds, rescue financing, and insolvency funding.

Zachary has over 27 years of experience and is qualified to practise law in Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. He has extensive expertise gathered from diverse experience across both private practice as well as from being General Counsel in a public-listed Oil & Gas company based in Malaysia.

Throughout his legal career in the various legal jurisdictions of Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia, Zachary has represented clients ranging from individuals to multi-national companies.

Zachary is the Vice-Chairman of the ASEAN Plus Group (APG) network of law firms and Council member of the China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA). He is also a Partner of Esther Hor, Mohanthas, Scully and Of-Counsel of RHTLaw Cambodia.

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Practice Areas

  • Company Law
  • Corporate & Capital Markets
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Equity, Debt & Hybrid Securities Offerings
  • Foreign Investment
  • M&A
  • Takeovers & Mergers

Industry Groups

  • Building, Construction & Projects
  • Education


  • Certificate in Legal Practice, Malaysia, Second Class (Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Second Class (Honours), University of London

Career Highlights

  • Solicitor, JK Lawyers & Co, Melbourne Australia
  • General Counsel, TH Heavy Engineering Berhad

Awards & Accolades

  • Obtained special mention in “The Legal 500”, a legal directory of international lawyers [2006-2008 edition]
  • Member of the committee of Messrs Cheang & Ariff, responsible for the drafting of the firm’s legal manual for documenting the legal processes for ISO certification. Cheang & Ariff was the first legal firm in Malaysia to obtain ISO certification in 1998


  • Vice-Chairman, ASEAN Plus Group
  • Council Member, China-ASEAN Business Alliance
  • Member, Bar Council of Malaysia
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria

Thought Leadership

  • Tutor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Academic Year 2022-2023 Semester II Corporate Deal tutorials
  • Moderator for panel discussion on “When Trouble Strikes: Insolvency and Restructuring” at RHT ASEAN Summit 2019

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