Scott Cummins Special Counsel

Scott specialises in corporate and securities law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions (public & private) and equity capital markets.

Scott also regularly acts on venture capital, foreign investment, corporate governance and other corporate law matters. Scott advises multinational, ASX-listed and unlisted companies and sponsors across a wide range of industries, with particular depth in the technology sector (digital and life sciences), consumer and infrastructure sectors.


Mergers and acquisitions

Macquarie Asset Management

Advised on its acquisition of AMP’s global equities & fixed income (GEFI) business, representing c. $60 billion in assets under management.

Gazal Corporation (ASX: GZL)

Advised on its A$300 million scheme of arrangement with PVH Corp., including its novel earnout & retention structure involving a 40% shareholder; and advised on Gazal’s earlier sale of the Bisley Workwear business and associated selective buy-back.

Universities Superannuation Scheme (UK)

Advised on its proposal to acquire a portion of the NSW Government’s revenue stream from the Sydney Airport rail line for an upfront payment, and advised on other initiatives in relation to its Australian infrastructure investments.

Employment Hero

Advised on its acquisition of cloud-based workforce management and payroll platform, KeyPay and other strategic initiatives.

Envestra (ASX:ENV)

Advised on its response to the takeover bid by Cheung Kong Infrastructure and related entities valuating Envestra at A$4.5 billion, including successful Takeovers Panel proceedings.


Advised on its acquisition of Weis Frozen Foods and other strategic initiatives.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Advised on the Australian aspects of its US$40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan’s generics business; and advising its now-subsidiary Cephalon, Inc. on its successful A$225 million takeover bid for ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals (ASX:CXS).

SK Capital Partners

Advised on its acquisition of Tasmanian Alkaloids, a core component of Johnson & Johnson’s global opioid API business.

Aspire 42

Advised on its acquisition of the Radio Rentals (South Australia) consumer leasing business, including a $135 million lease portfolio and associated assets. Also advised its associated entity, Essential Appliance Rentals, on its acquisition of the Make It Mine consumer leasing business. Together, the various consumer leasing businesses have been relaunched under the brand ‘Snaffle’.

The Cline Group

Advised on its $145 million acquisition of Coalspur Mines Limited (ASX:CPL & TSX:CPT) by scheme of arrangement and parallel acquisition of senior debt.

Equity capital markets and venture capital

Employment Hero

Advised the Australian human resources and payroll SaaS company on: its $181m Series E extension equity capital raising round, valuing the company beyond the milestone billion-dollar “unicorn” valuation mark at $1.25 billion (Australian Investment Council 2022 Venture Capital Investment Winner); its $140m Series E equity capital raising round; and its $45m Series D equity capital raising round.

Seven West Media

Advised on its portfolio investments in Health Engine and Institchu.

Laybuy Group Holdings Limited (ASX:LBY)

Advised on its IPO & ASX listing, raising gross proceeds of $80 million and closing first day trading with a market capitalisation of $358 million; and its subsequent placement & SPP.

Imricor Medical Services, Inc. (ASX:IMR)

Advised on its IPO & ASX listing and various follow-on raisings.

ImpediMed Limited (ASX: IPD)

Advised on various capital raisings.

Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (ASX:VTI)

Advised on its IPO & ASX listing and various follow-on raisings.

AirXpanders, Inc. (ASX:AXP)

Advised on its IPO & ASX listing and various follow-on raisings.

Oceania Capital Partners (ASX:OCP) (the former Allco Equity Partners)

Advised on its $170 million change-of-control buy-back.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Sydney


  • Law Society of New South Wales

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