Martin Pugsley is a partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Practice group of Haynes and Boone’s London office.

His practice focuses on debt capital markets and has extensive cross-border finance experience having worked in London, Rome and Milan.

Martin previously was the London-based Global Head of the Financial Services Sector at international firm DWF. Prior to DWF, Martin was a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Milan, where he was head of banking (Italy). His international finance practice focuses on debt capital markets (listed bonds, EMTN programmes), corporate finance, and alternative investments, including SPACs.

Martin has been ranked in Chambers Global (Banking), Chambers and Partners, from 2017 to 2021 and is stated to be “proficient in handling securitisations, acquisition finance and asset finance transactions."

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Selected Client Representations
  • Acting for Linklease Finance PLC on its US$500m medium term note programme listed on the Cayman Stock Exchange (Series 1 & 2)
  • Acting for Neutral Capital Finance PLC on its US$200m medium term note programme listed on the Euronext Dublin (Series 1) and Cayman Stock Exchange (Series 2)
  • Acting for DCM US Multi-Family Homes PLC on its US$750m medium term note programme listed on the Euronext Dublin (Series 1 & 2)
  • Acting for Bodysmart Limited on its US$100m medium term note programme listed on the Euronext Dublin (Series 1)
  • Acting for Bodysmart Limited on its US$100m medium term note programme listed on the Euronext Dublin (Series 1)
  • Acting for EEW Capital Finance PLC on its €200m medium term note programme listed on the Euronext Dublin (Series 1)
  • Acting for a Bahraini listed fund on its first investment in UK real estate assets
  • Acting for the largest Asia airline on various leases for its A320 fleet
  • Acting for a UK financial services provider on its GB£50m medium term note programme listed on the Euronext Dublin
  • Acting for a Malaysian conglomerate on various bond programmes for its global subsidiaries
Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers and Partners, Banking, 2017-2021
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • "Loans and Secured Financing (Italian chapter)," author, Getting the Deal Through, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • "The potential of international factoring," author, BCR Factorscan, April 2009
  • "Secured lending: Italy," author, www.practicallaw.com, December 2008
Qualifications

Education

CPE and LPC, College of Law Chester, 1996

Master's Degree, History, University of York, 1994

B.A. (Hons), History, University of Bristol, 1993

Languages

Italian

Admissions

England

Italy