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Mayer Brown

16-19F, PRINCE'S BUILDING, 10 CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG
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Work +85 2 2843 2211
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Fax +85 2 2845 9121
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www.mayerbrown.com

Tom Pugh

Tel:
Work +852 2843 2309
Email:
Mayer Brown

Work Department

Corporate & Securities.

Position

Tom Pugh is a partner in Mayer Brown's Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency (RBI) practice. Tom is a corporate lawyer focusing on advising insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors in respect of cross-border insolvencies and restructurings, with experience in acquisitions and disposals; corporate and distressed loan restructurings; and schemes of arrangement.

Career

Admitted in Hong Kong and England and Wales.

Languages

English.

Education

University of Bristol, LLB, with Honours.


Hong Kong

Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Tom Pugh - Mayer Brown

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Operating in the region for a number of years, Mayer Brown's three-partner team is 'able to provide insightful advice across a range of sectors and geographies'; it 'draws on significant expertise from its global network as necessary', and 'continues to demonstrate considerable breadth and depth of practice and a commitment to innovation in handling a wide range of high-value corporate debt restructurings'. With experience acting for creditors, insolvency practitioners and corporate trustees, the team has 'a particular strength in the bank workout field', and is aided in this sphere by its ability to utilise Chapter 11 procedures by dint of its US heritage. 'Highly experienced and well-respected' group head John Marsden is representing Maybank on the $1.5bn restructuring of Pacific Andes, and advising the petitioning bank creditor and the provisional liquidators appointed in Hong Kong and Bermuda on the restructuring of Z-Obee. 'Combining innovative solutions with a pragmatic approach', Tom Pugh demonstrates 'significant technical expertise on a variety of complex cross-border issues', and as well as his involvement alongside Marsden in the Pacific Andes matter also continues to act for the Hong Kong liquidators of Lehman Brothers. At associate level, Dirk Behnsen 'offers practical problem-solving combined with a great work ethic'. Solicitor-advocate Richard Tollan has left the firm.

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