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Peter Frost

Managing Partner, Capital Markets, Tokyo

“I have nearly 20 years’ experience of being in Tokyo where I advise longstanding clients on debt, equity and other capital markets transactions. I aim always to offer clear, technically assured advice, helping clients to resolve problems efficiently and to assist them bring to market their most important debt and equity issues.”


Professional experience


Peter has developed a leading reputation for his experience in a wide range of debt, equity and equity-linked capital markets transactions in the Japanese market. Primarily advising on outbound deals involving multiple currencies, he advises on convertible and exchangeable bonds, senior debt issuance, equity transactions, bank and insurance company capital products, covered bonds, corporate hybrid transactions, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), government-guaranteed and local authority bond issues and Medium Term Note (MTN) programmes, as well as on liability management products.

Working in collaboration with the firm’s U.S. law-qualified practitioners, Peter’s experience also covers the Regulation S markets and 144A transactions.

He has been the forefront of Japanese capital markets, advising on many new products and innovations in the market. Peter is also the firm’s Tokyo office Managing Partner.

Work highlights

Peter has led on many major capital markets transactions in Japan. These include advising:

Convertible bonds

the lead managers on convertible bonds issued by LINE Corporation, Sony Corporation, Asics, LIXIL, The Shizuoka Bank, Cosmo Energy Holdings, Kansai Paint, Park24 Co., Yamada Denki, The Bank of Iwate, Japan Airport Terminal, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Ezaki Glico, Keihan Electric Railway, Mitsui O.S.K. Line, Yamaguchi Financial Group, and other Japanese companies

Bond issues

the Lead Managers on senior bond issuances by Japanese issuers such as Mitsubishi Corporation, Central Japan Railway Company, Suntory Holdings, Japan Tobacco, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, NTT, Sumitomo Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Marubeni Corporation, Nidec Corporation, Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Company, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Aozora Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited, ORIX, and The Metropolis of Tokyo

Equity issues

on the equity issues by Money Forward, Nippon Gas, Healios, Acucela Inc., and Outsourcing Inc., among others

Professional experience

Peter is a member of the board of directors of LLAN (Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network), which provides legal assistance to promote the understanding of LGBT and other sexual minorities and to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.