Peter Frost

Japan

Linklaters
Meiji Yasuda Building 10F
1-1, Marunouchi 2-chome Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0005 Japan

Tel: +81362121212
Fax: +81362121444

Email: peter.frost@linklaters.com
Web: www.linklaters.com

Profession

-Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
-Foreign member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association

Experience

Peter has significant experience in a wide range of capital markets transactions, primarily advising underwriters and issuers with respect to convertible and exchangeable bonds (including offerings in the international markets as well as private issuance), bank regulatory capital products, domestic and international corporate hybrid transactions, equity offerings, government guaranteed and local authority bond issues and medium term note programmes.

Some of Peter’s notable transactions include advising:

UBS Investment Bank as lead manager on Kenedix, Inc.’s ¥19 billion equity offering, and as dealer manager for Kenedix, Inc.’s exchange offer of 2011 convertible bonds for newly issued 2012 convertible bonds and a cash amount (the first ever exchange offer by a Japanese corporate in the context of liability management which deal was awarded Most innovative deal of FinanceAsia Japan Awards, 2010)
Nomura International PLC on the issuance by Square Enix, a video game development and distribution group of ¥35 billion Zero Coupon Convertible Bonds due 2015, which was five-times oversubscribed within four hours of launch.

Professional experience

-2010 to date Partner, Linklaters Tokyo
-2008 – 2010 Counsel, Linklaters Tokyo
-2003 – 2008 Managing Associate, Linklaters Tokyo
-2000 – 2003 Associate, Linklaters Tokyo
-1999 – 2000 Associate, Linklaters London
-1998 – 1999 Associate, Wilde Sapte, London
-1997 – 1998 Trainee Solicitor, Wilde Sapte, Tokyo
-1996 – 1997 Trainee Solicitor, Wilde Sapte, London

Education

-1993 London Guildhall University, LL.B

Languages

-English

From debt and equity issues through to derivatives and structured finance, our market-leading capital markets practice advises on the full range of UK, U.S. and domestic laws through our global network of offices.

A key strength of our practice is the ability to offer a global team combining technical expertise and wealth of experience with regular contact with listing authorities and regulators. With our extensive experience across the Euromarkets, the U.S. capital markets and Asia, we work closely with our clients to meet their expectations of, and need for, a full securities law service. We are a leading law firm for advice on complex and innovative issues at the forefront of the international capital markets.

Our aim is to be the leading global law firm, building relationships that endure through business cycles to ensure that top companies and financial institutions instinctively turn to us for support on their most important and challenging assignments.

Doing this requires a constant focus on our clients, a deep understanding of our markets, globally minded and committed people and responsibility and integrity in the way we interact with our communities and manage our impact on the environment.

This agenda raises difficult challenges and different tensions. Our Corporate Responsibility Review explains these challenges in more detail, highlighting what we are doing to address them in each case.

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Peter has a market leading reputation and track record in a range of capital markets transactions.
Chambers Asia & Pacific, 2014