Richard Pugh, a partner in Dechert’s global finance practice, focuses his practice on UK and European commercial real estate finance and securitization. Mr. Pugh has significant experience advising on commercial real estate lending, commercial mortgage-backed securitizations, term asset-backed securitizations (including residential, auto and credit card), securitized lending, fund and subscription finance, structured repacks and collateralized loan obligations. As a former director and assistant general counsel at Bank of America, Mr. Pugh leverages his deep understanding and knowledge of the real estate finance and securitization industry to represent clients in their most complex matters.

Mr. Pugh’s also maintains an active pro bono practice, working on and supervising a number of matters through Trust Law and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

Mr. Pugh is recognized for Property Finance and Securitisation by The Legal 500, UK 2023 with clients mentioning his “extensive experience in EMEA securitisation, CMBS and commercial real estate finance matters.”

    • Collateralized Fund Obligations: The Technicolor Dreamcoat of Fund Finance from a US and UK/EU Perspective — Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (April 2023)
    • Innovation and New Structures - Fund Finance Association's 7th Annual European Fund Finance Symposium - London (June 2023)
    • EU Market and Regulatory Update - SFVegas 2023 - Las Vegas, NV (February 2023)