Peter Waltz


Mainzer Landstrasse 16
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: +496971003457
Fax: +496971003333



Specialised in advising issuers and underwriters in relation to debt capital markets transactions with a focus on corporate bonds (including convertibles, exchangeables and hybrid bonds), insurance and bank regulatory capital, structured finance and derivatives.

Professional experience

-2002 to date Partner, Linklaters
-2001 – 2002 Junior Partner, Linklaters
-1999 – 2000 Junior Partner, Linklaters, London
-1996 – 1999 Junior Partner, Oppenhoff & Rädler
-1995 – U.S. law firm, San Francisco, California


-1996 – Second Legal State Examination (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
-1993 – 1996 Landgericht Darmstadt, legal traineeship (Referendariat)
-1992 – First Legal State Examination (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
-1986 – 1996 University of Frankfurt, law studies)



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.


Peter Waltz earns tremendous market feedback, being described as “possibly the best lawyer for equity-linked instruments in the country.”
Chambers Europe, 2014