Bree C. Peterson | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Bree C. Peterson

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1432

E bree.peterson@whitecase.com

Overview

Bree Peterson is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London.

Bree's practice includes representing investment banks and issuers on a range of cross-border capital markets transactions, including SEC registered public offerings, Rule 144A/Reg S offerings, venture capital investments and other public and private financings. Bree also has experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, Exchange Act reporting for US public companies and foreign private issuers, and complex global corporate and tax reorganizations.

Prior to joining White & Case, Bree practiced in prominent US law firms in London and Minneapolis.

Bars and Courts

  • Minnesota State Bar

Education

  • JD, University of St. Thomas
  • BA, International Relations, University of San Diego

Languages

  • English

Experience

Advising Numis Securities and Cowen and Company in the £80 million placing by Horizon Discovery plc to finance its acquisition of GE Healthcare Dharmacon, Inc.

Advising placement agents, including Guggenheim Securities, Jefferies, Oddo BHF, and Bryan Garnier & Co, in private placements of ordinary shares for several publicly listed European biotech/life sciences companies, including:

  • Gensight Biologics S.A., listed on Euronext Paris;
  • Onxeo S.A., listed on Euronext Paris and Nasdaq Copenhagen;
  • Zealand Pharma A/S, listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen;
  • Newron Pharmaceutical S.p.A., listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange;
  • Nicox S.A., listed on Euronext Paris; and
  • Oryzon Genomics S.A., listed on the Spanish stock exchanges.

Advising ADES International Holding Ltd, a Dubai International Financial Centre based company, and leading provider of offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa, on its $696 million listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Advising IHS Holding Limited, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, on a high yield bond offering by its subsidiary, IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V., of $800 million 9.5% Senior Notes Due 2021, listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Advising Kobalt Music Group Ltd., the largest independent music publisher in the world, on financing for its acquisition of the music publishing and neighboring rights businesses of Fintage House BV and Fintage Investments BV.

Advising Alpha Trains Group, continental Europe's largest diversified specialist train leasing company, in relation to the private placement of €250 million senior secured green floating rate notes in the USPP market.

Counsel to Kaupthing hf., an Icelandic bank, on aspects of its restructuring following its $45 billion insolvency.

Counsel to Afren plc, the Africa-focused oil exploration and production company, on aspects of its corporate restructuring involving amendments to secured facilities, bond restructurings, equity offerings and amendments of interests in its underlying oil & gas assets.

Advising Summit Therapeutics plc, an AIM-listed clinical stage drug discovery and development company, in its initial public offering on Nasdaq.*

Advising Leerink Partners, Deutsche Bank and JMP Securities as underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of ProQR Therapeutics N.V., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in development of RNA-based therapeutics, on Nasdaq.*

Advising uniQure N.V., a gene therapy company, in its initial public offering on Nasdaq.*

Advising Yandex N.V., one of the largest European internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, in a $690 million offering of convertible senior notes (Rule 144A/Reg S).*

Underwriters' counsel in public offerings for CUI Global, Inc., Enteromedics Inc., Odyssey Marine Exploration, and MagneGas Corp.*

Counsel to depositaries in connection with implementation of American Depositary Shares facilities for U.S. offerings.

*Matters prior to joining White & Case