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Mr Michael Pugh

Mr Michael Pugh

pughm3@lsbu.ac.uk

Law

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I am a Senior Lecturer and Solicitor. I teach contract law on the CPE. I also teach business law, and international commercial arbitration.

Prior to joining LSBU, I was a partner at Hogan Lovells, and was the first of my intake to make partner. I spent my time in London and Moscow, and was head of the firm’s Russian capital markets, restructuring and pro bono practices. I am a fluent Russian and French speaker and spent more than 8 years living and working in Russia.

I also advise start-ups in the tech industry on all aspects of their work.

I am interested in international law and its overlap with international relations, particularly lawfare!

I am also interested in the dynamics that produce the most efficient results in organisations. My interest is particularly focused on finding the ideal composition in management and directors’ boards.

I am also focused on the enforcement of awards from international arbitration throughout the world, and, in particular, in the emerging markets for the former Soviet Union. I am an expert on business in the former Soviet Union with a particular focus on Russia and Ukraine dating back to the early 1990s.

I am the author of ReviseSQE Contract Law, which is specifically aimed at those preparing for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

Courses taught

Law Conversion Course: incorporating the CPE / LLM

Law - LLB (Hons)

LPC

Nottingham Law School

1998
1999
Post-Graduate Diploma in Law

Nottingham Law School

1997
1998
BA Hons (European Studies with French and Russian)

Bath University

1991
1995
Partner
Hogal Lovells

Running the Capital Markets, Restructuring and Pro Bono practices in the Moscow office.

2008
2014
Commercial/industry
The Law Society of England and Wales
2001