M&A and Corporate Finance
MinterEllison is one of Asia Pacific’s leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the UK through a network of integrated and associated offices. Our success has been driven by the vision of our partners, the in-depth industry expertise of our lawyers, and our commitment to work closely with clients to deliver seamless service wherever they need us. We understand the challenges that businesses operating in a globalised marketplace face, and offer clients services that are multi-disciplinary and industry facing. Our understanding of how business is conducted in our region, local language skills, and proven track record for delivering outstanding work mean that clients access local experience and expertise that is informed by an international perspective. MinterEllison’s large and diverse client base includes blue-chip public and private companies, leading multinationals operating in the region, global financial institutions, government organisations and state-owned entities.
Consistently rated as one of Asia’s leading corporate advisers, Fred Kinmonth is MinterEllison’s Asia Chairman and the Managing Partner of the firm’s offices in Asia. Spanning more than 35 years, Fred’s experience is matched by impressively wide legal expertise. He has practised as a corporate and transactional lawyer, and as an investment banker, in London and Hong Kong (in HK for over 20 years). While an investment banker, Fred’s responsibilities included equity fund-raisings in a number of Asia countries, including Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. He advises investors, issuers and underwriters on IPOs (both main board and GEM), rights issues, share placings and public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity investments. Recently, he advised the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on the new listing rules (Chapter 18) applying to mineral and oil and gas companies.