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Martin Pugsley

Global Head of Financial Services Sector, London

Martin is the Global Head of the Financial Services Sector, based in the London office. Martin focusses predominantly on debt capital markets, asset finance and leasing, corporate lending, real estate financings, acquisition financing and SPACs.
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Experience

Martin has extensive cross-border finance experience having worked in London, Rome and Milan.  His practice areas include debt capital markets (listed bonds, EMTN programmes), asset finance and leasing, project finance, corporate lending, real estate financings (including sharia compliant structures) acquisition financing and alternative investments including SPACs.

Memberships

  • The Law Society
  • Law Society of Scotland

Testimonials

Chambers & Partners recognise Martin in their Global guide under Banking & Finance – Italy as an Expert based Abroad.  Notably, Chambers say clients highlight his "knowledge of European markets, especially Italy"

Recent Cases


  • EnergyKey Finance PLC: advised the issuer on its €100,000,000 Medium Term Note bond program, listed on the Frankfurt and Irish stock exchanges, ultimately used to fund the northern European energy trading business of the EnergyKey group.
  • Link Lease Finance PLC: advised the issuer on its US$500,000,000 Medium Term Note bond program, listed on the Frankfurt and Cayman stock exchanges with a rating of A(sf) (ind) from ARC Ratings, ultimately used to fund UAE corporation Link Lease LLC's expansion of its asset leasing business across the Middle East.
  • Neutral Capital Finance PLC: advised the issuer on its US$50,000,000 Medium Term Note bond program, listed on the Frankfurt and GEM (Ireland) stock exchanges with a rating of A-(sf) (ind) from ARC Ratings, ultimately used to fund UAE corporation Neutral Fuels' expansion of biodiesel production plants.
  • BodySmart Finance Limited: advised the issuer on its US$100,000,000 Medium Term Note bond program, listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, ultimately used to fund BodySmart UAE's expansion of aesthetic surgeries and wellness centres across the UAE.
  • ZP Secured Direct Lending PLC: advised the issuer on its GB£200,000,000 Medium Term Note bond program, listed on the Frankfurt and GEM (Ireland) stock exchanges with a rating of A-(sf) (ind) from ARC Ratings.
  • Eco Energy World PLC: advised the issuer on its €200,000,000 Medium Term Note bond program, listed on the Frankfurt and GEM (Ireland) stock exchanges with a rating of A-(sf) (ind) from ARC Ratings.
  • DCM US Multi-Family Homes Plc: advised the issuer on its US$750,000,000 Medium Term Note bond program, to be listed on the Irish stock exchange (GEM), to be used as mezzanine financing by DCM Real Estate Inc. for the development and refurbishment of multi-family accommodation real estate assets in the US.

Publications

  • Closing the Gap
  • Loans and Secured Financing (Italian chapter), Getting the Deal Through, 2015, 2016 & 2017.
  • Secured lending: Italy (A Q&A guide to secured lending in Italy), www.practicallaw.com, 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions.
  • The potential of international factoring, BCR Factorscan, April 2009.
  • Secured lending: Italy, www.practicallaw.com, December 2008.

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