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Harry Kingsley

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Kingsley is a corporate and commercial lawyer specializing in equity and debt capital markets and M&A. He also has deep experience in land-based logistics and transport, in particular rail. 

Being highly numerate, Mr. Kingsley has developed a reputation as an effective negotiator who is commercially driven and outcome focused. Mr. Kingsley is a trusted advisor to his clients and is sought after for his practical approach.

Professional Background

Mr.Kingsley has a diverse background and is uniquely placed to understand clients' needs having been a partner at his previous firm, a member of the leadership team and General Counsel for Pacific National, Australia's largest rail operator and a director of a mid-market investment bank.   

He has also served as the Senior Strategy and M&A counsel for Asciano Limited working on large transformative M&A projects, mainly for Patrick in its Ports and Logistics divisions.  

Prior to Asciano, Mr. Kingsley was a Director for a boutique investment bank and was co-head of its resources team working on IPOs, secondary market raisings and M&A transactions for small and mid-cap ASX listed companies.

  • Complex domestic and cross border M&A, strategic sales processes, takeovers and takeover defence in the energy and resources, transport and logistics, food and fibre, infrastructure and the general and technology services sector
  • Equity capital markets including IPOs, right issues, private placements, SPPs, hybrids and convertibles in both underwritten and non-underwritten environments acting for issuers, lead managers and underwriters
  • General commercial work including negotiating complex take or pay and variable transport agreements with and for freight forwarders, minerals and mining companies, suppliers of construction products, grain producers and other agribusiness, access providers and steel producers
  • Major projects involving multiple work streams including infrastructure projects, complex tenders and joint ventures
  • Corporate governance matters including corporate structuring and restructuring, board policies, company secretarial advice, ASX listing rule advice, advice on ASIC policies and employee share plans