Phil Pugh


+44 (0)7805 389 252


Phil trained and qualified at Acuity and became a partner in 2017.

He is a corporate and commercial lawyer, with a particular interest in transactions, M&A, IP and IT and technology.

Phil has strong technical skills and advises clients on complex transactions. He works with a number of ‘spin-out’ companies and has spent time on secondment to a Russell Group University in their commercial development and technology transfer team. He also has considerable experience in the life sciences and healthcare sector and has spent many years advising clients on the sale and purchase of dental businesses.

He is also a certified expert in GDPR, having completed the EU General Data Protection Regulation Practitioner qualification awarded by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications.

  • Corporate deals and transactions – mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Commercial contracts - assignment and licensing of brand rights and intellectual property rights, SaaS arrangements, software licensing, distribution agreements and outsourcing arrangements
  • Investments and equity arrangements
  • Private equity funded transactions and PE backed buy and build strategies
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Advising on the establishment of Verdion Properties LLP and a long-term strategic alliance with the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan to create a £1bn+ investment platform for logistics properties throughout Europe
  • Advising the former shareholders of Swansea City FC on the sale of the club to new US-based owners in a £100m+ deal
  • Advising a number of Savile Row based brands on the exploitation of their IP rights and other commercial arrangements
  • Advising IQE Plc, a leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services, on its multimillion pound joint-venture with Cardiff University, creating the Compound Semiconductor Centre
  • Advising Wealthify, a robo-investment platform, on a major institutional investment by Aviva
  • Advising Bright Network, a media technology recruitment platform, on a substantial investment by PE firm, Maven Capital Partners
  • Advising BikePark Wales, the premier mountain bike resort, on an investment by BCF Equity Partners
  • Advising Owens Road Services, a preeminent haulage company, on the acquisition of a Manchester based competitor