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Paul Pugh, Partner

Paul Pugh


Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Financial institutions
  • Private equity
  • Public

Practice notes


Paul is a partner in our UK Company Commercial group. He specialises in corporate law,in particular joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, structuring and governance, funding (including private equity) and transformation projects. He also has a strong track record of advising a variety of clients in relation to the financial services sector.

In addition, Paul heads up our Third Sector Services team providing advice to corporate and public bodies on not-for-profit structuring or engaging with the third sector as well as to charities and social enterprises.


His recent experience includes:



  • Advising Association of British Insurers (ABI) on the set up of Flood Re,the not-for-profit flood reinsurance fund owned and managed by the insurance industry. As a part of this Paul was interim General Counsel for Flood Re Limited.
  • Advising Pollen Street Capital in relation to a number of its investments including Freedom Finance, Miles Smith and 1st Stop Group.
  • Advising Forestry Commission in relation to investments in Forest Holidays.
  • Advising Places for People Group, one of the UK's largest property holding groups, on its joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Advising GlaxoSmithKline in relation to the set up of the Stevenage Bioscience Park with The Wellcome Trust.
  • Advising Sony on the US$410m acquisition of shares in Symbian Limited by Nokia and subsequent involvement in the Symbian Foundation.
  • Advising on the set up of Ryder Cup Wales 2010 Limited, the company which delivered the public sector commitments in relation to the 2010 matches.
  • Advising the Prince of Wales' office in relation to the set up of the Cambrian Mountains Initiative.



Paul has presented numerous seminars on the impact of the Companies Act 2006 and corporate law issues affecting the public, private and third sectors. He regularly comments on issues relating to public sector transformation and the development of the third sector.

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