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MJ Hudson

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St Helier, London

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MJ Hudson


Specialises in mutual funds (private equity, COBO, expert, institutional); listings (London Main Board, AIM, Plus Markets, CISX); securitisations; corporate finance (international and domestic); structured finance (secured and unsecured, syndicated and main line); insurance (captives, reinsurance, and credit lines).


Qualified solicitor England and Wales 1991; qualified solicitor Hong Kong 1994; barrister and attorney Bermuda 2001; partner (head of corporate department, Jersey) Walkers; partner (founding partner London office) Appleby’s; partner VerrasLaw.


Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Gujerati.


Law Society England and Wales; Law Society Hong Kong; Bermuda Bar Association.


Island School, Hong Kong; Nottingham Trent University (1988 LLB Hons); Leeds Business School (1997 MBA merit).


Sailing (competes in international regattas); rugby (played competitively at a high level, now prefers to watch); travel (as often as possible).

Practice Areas

International capital markets; Corporate and commercial; Corporate finance

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