HMS Law Merges with Naqiz & Partners, Creating a Stronger Presence in Malaysia

Published on 19 February 2024

Malaysia, 19 February 2024 – Esther Hor, Mohanthas, Scully (“HMS Law”), a member firm of RHTLaw Asia, and Naqiz & Partners today announced a strategic merger, effective 19 February 2024, retaining the established Naqiz & Partners brand name.

The merger with a combined force of 18 talented lawyers from both Naqiz & Partners and HMS Law is a landmark union in Malaysia that aligns with their strategy to serve clients with unparalleled expertise and a comprehensive range of cross border legal services across various industries. An integral outcome of this collaboration is Naqiz & Partners’ newfound membership in the ASEAN Plus Group (APG), an alliance of leading law firms in Asia with affiliation across a vast network of over 2500 legal professionals across 88 cities globally.

This represents a significant milestone for Naqiz & Partners, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to deliver exceptional value with seamless cross-border representation as it integrates the strengths of both firms.



“The strategic decision to merge with HMS Law will strengthen our influence across 9 practices and 6 industries, to address the diverse needs of our clients on a broader scale in an increasingly competitive and fast-paced industry”. Datuk Khairul Ismail, Managing Partner at Naqiz & Partners
“The integration of Naqiz & Partners into our multidisciplinary network ushers in a new era of collaboration not only benefiting our clients but also our internal stakeholders. We share a similar commitment in attracting and retaining talents and building an inclusive workplace where we grow and walk the journey with our clients” Zachary Scully, Partner at HMS Law and RHTLaw Asia

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