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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.

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.

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 experience includes:

  • 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 Pollen Street Capital in relation to a number of its investments including Freedom Finance, Foreign Currency Direct, 1st Stop Group and Miles Smith.
  • 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.


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