Legal IT Newswire: D2 Legal Technology appoints Jason Pugh as Managing Director


– Jason Pugh brings a wealth of experience from Clifford Chance, Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Deutsche Bank to D2 Legal Technology –

The London-based fintech and legal data consultancy, D2 Legal Technology LLP (D2LT), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Pugh as a Managing Director from 1st February 2019 as part of the company’s continued growth strategy.

Jason is an experienced derivatives lawyer and banking professional and brings a range of legal, financial services and risk management expertise to the role. With a career that started at Clifford Chance LLP, Jason subsequently spent over 15 years at Morgan Stanley in various roles, including Global Head of Sales and Trading Documentation and Global Head of Product Development for OTC Clearing, becoming a Managing Director in 2005. Whilst at Morgan Stanley, Jason’s responsibilities ranged from overseeing the framework derivatives documentation such as ISDA, regional master agreements to bespoke trades, securitizations, CDO’s and CLN’s. During this time, Jason lived in New York and spent significant time in Asia, primarily Hong Kong and Tokyo.

In 2011, Jason joined Barclays Investment Bank to provide a strategic review of conduct in the light of the Libor crisis and developed the Conduct Risk Programme. Jason was then approached to join Deutsche Bank in 2014 as a Managing Director to lead the Product Governance team to ensure the products sold were fit for purpose. He was also responsible for renovating the structured transaction workflow to ensure more effective and controlled execution of transactions. His final role involved working with stakeholders in legal, compliance and operational risk to achieve and to enhance the operating model for non-financial risks.

In this new role for D2LT, Jason will bring a comprehensive understanding of the challenges currently facing financial institutions and the role that legal technology plays in standardising numerous documentation processes across the sector in the face of advancing regulatory change. “This role perfectly combines the components of my experience in risk management, the legal sector and financial services,” Jason explains. “It is a huge opportunity to leverage my experience and support the D2LT growth strategy of developing new and sustainable offerings at a very exciting time for the firm.”

Amongst Jason’s principal responsibilities will be further developing D2LT’s product and services offering, supported by the regional teams in both North America and APAC and providing added insight to moving the business forwards for further expansion. “Primarily, I will be at the forefront of the organisation’s strategic vision to further unlock business value for our clients, addressing regulatory requirements and enabling them to possess better risk management capabilities and operational efficiencies,” Jason continues. “D2LT’s stellar reputation within the industry is something that hugely attracted me to the company, and something that I am looking forward to being a part of.”

On Jason’s appointment, Akber Datoo, Founder and Managing Partner of D2LT, adds: “We are thrilled by Jason’s arrival to the company and have confidence in his abilities to provide strategic input at such an exciting time of innovation in the way legal services are provided and the embracing of Legaltech in the face of the relentless onslaught of regulatory change for our clients. The company has a huge opportunity to leverage his experience and background, enabling us to develop our product offerings and positioning as market and thought leaders at this intersection of Fintech and Legaltech.”

Peter Newton, Managing Director and Global Head of Business Origination adds, “Jason exemplifies the senior leadership characteristics and capabilities that differentiate D2LT’s services and his insights will be invaluable on our journey to transform our clients’ legal capabilities to unlock business value.”