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Fred Kinmonth

Fred Kinmonth



  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate HQ Advisory
  • Energy and Resources

WSG Practice Industries


Hong Kong, China


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.

He has worked with multinational corporations, investment banks, Hong Kong corporations, private equity investors and entrepreneurs and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Governments on mergers and acquisitions, equity fundraisings, refinancings and restructurings, and major entertainment-related infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, China and Macau.

Fred also advises on market misconduct and insider dealing issues, is the trusted adviser to Hong Kong families and has acted as the mediator in relation to a number of intra-family disputes.

Universally praised by clients, Fred has won innumerable peer accolades with Asia Pacific Legal 500 most notably describing him as 'one of Hong Kong's most seasoned corporate lawyers and one who continues to hold great influence in the region'.

Fred is admitted to practice in England and Wales, and in Hong Kong.


Areas of Practice

Corporate | Corporate Finance | Corporate HQ Advisory | Energy and Resources | Equity Capital Markets | Financial Services | Funds Management | Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure | Infrastructure | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity


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