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Paul Pugh, Partner

Paul Pugh


Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Financial services
  • Private equity
  • Public

Practice notes

Paul is a partner in our UK Company Commercial group and joint lead of our FS M&A team. He specialises in corporate law, in particular, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, structuring and governance, funding (including private equity) and major projects.

Paul has a strong track record of advising a variety of clients in relation to the financial services sector including insurance, foreign exchange, consumer finance and fintechs.

Paul’s experience includes:

  • leading the UK and global due diligence project in relation to FLEETCOR’s acquisition of Associated Foreign Exchange, Inc.
  • advising a leading financial institution PLC in relation to the disposal of its global stocks and rewards business
  • advising Specialist Risk Group in relation to its acquisition by US private equity firm, HGGC
  • advising Kingswood Holdings Limited on its acquisition strategy
  • advising on the acquisition of FX provider Foreign Currency Direct PLC
  • advising digital-first credit card provider Jaja Finance on its recent funding rounds
  • advising Currency Holdings Limited on the double acquisition of FX businesses Infinity International Limited and Excap Partners Limited
  • advising specialist car loan fintech Oodle Finance Limited on corporate law matters
  • advising Association of British Insurers (ABI) on the set up of Flood Re, the £2 billion not-for-profit flood reinsurance fund owned and managed by the insurance industry. Paul was interim General Counsel for Flood Re Limited, the designated Scheme Administrator
  • advising specialist financial services/fintech PE house Pollen Street Capital on numerous acquisitions and investments