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          Martin Pugsley

          Partner // Head of Financial Services Sector

          Martin specialises in English and Italian finance law covering both traditional commercial lending and more structured products such as trade receivables, financings and alternative investments.

          Martin has expertise in the following areas : 

          • Trade receivables financings (pan-European and Italian Law 52 securitisations);
          • Asset finance (including ECA-backed export finance, ships, rigs, aircraft); 
          • Cross border project finance (particularly in the energy sectors); 
          • Investment funds (direct lending) and alternative investments; 
          • Acquisition finance transactions. 
          • The Law Society
          • Rome Bar (Italy)

          Martin has authored a number of country chapters for finance in two major legal guides: 

          •  2017, 2016, 2015: Loans and Secured Financing (Italian chapter), Getting the Deal Through 
          • 2016: Loans and Secured Financing (Italian chapter), Lexology 
          • 2012, 2010 & 2009: Secured lending: Italy (A Q&A guide to secured lending in Italy), www.practicallaw.com 

          Martin is ranked in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and PLC: 

          Chambers Global and Europe: “Dual UK and Italian-qualified Martin Pugsley has a strong global client base, including household names such as GE Capital Interbanca, HSBC and UBS. His practice covers project finance, asset finance and real estate finance” 

          Legal 500: “The ‘reliable and diligent’ Martin Pugsley co-ordinates the practice’s English law advice in Italy” 

          PLC (which lawyer): “Recommended” for project finance, “his practice covers project finance as well as advising on various aspects of structured finance for major cross-border transactions”