Stephen Frost was born in 1952 in Hertfordshire, England. He was educated at the College of Law, London, and qualified as a solicitor in the UK. He has lived in Thailand for many years. He previously worked with Lovells, Mongkolnavin Law Office and First Bangkok Law & Practice. He specializes in corporate and commercial law, M & A, due diligence on Thailand companies where the overseas parent is conducting an IPO or debt issue , joint ventures, banking and security, commercial and residential property, employment, and telecommunications, IT and e-commerce. He has been involved in many international takeover transactions in a diverse range of industries, and cross border loan transactions and security. He also spent one year outside law, working in the the Business Development Division of Central Group, the largest retailing group in Thailand.
He has written and lectured in Thailand and overseas on many aspects of Thai law, including: doing business in Thailand, foreign business ownership, foreign property ownership, international loan transactions, joint ventures, cross border lending and security, tax on M & A transactions, unfair contract terms, property, employment, retailing, and telecommunications, IT and e-commerce. He is a director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, Chairman of the Legal and Taxation sub-committee, a member of the Property and Infrastructure and Events sub-committees, and also a member of the European-Asian Business Centre Advocacy Committee. He writes regularly for the BCCT website and magazine and for Asia Watchmagazine published by CCH. He writes the Thailand pages for a periodical magazine on employment law in the ASEAN countries produced by a major foreign law firm, and edits the Thailand legal pages for an international information website. He wrote the Thailand section in two encyclopaedias: Employment Law Asia and Financial Reporting Asia Pacific, and the Thailand chapter in books on: telecommunications, equity markets, defamation, competition and mergers, enforcing foreign judgments, international commercial litigation, companies and partnerships, wills and probate, and limitation periods in contracts. He has been editor of the Thailand Business and Legal Guide published on the BIA website since 2003. He lectures at meetings of Asia Business Forum and Dataconsult Thailand, and also to final year law undergraduates at Chulalongkorn University.
He joined Bangkok International Associates in 2003.