Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr William (Bill) J Gough as co-editor of the Securities and Mortgages section in the Journal of Banking & Finance Law & Practice.
Bill, previously a partner at Allen Allen & Hemsley and Coudert Brothers, International, is an independent legal consultant specialising in transactional and advisory engagements, and supply of precedent formwork systems, for legal firms within the banking and finance and corporate and commercial legal practice areas.
Bill is the respected author of the textbook Company Charges (Butterworths), based on his original Cambridge Ph D thesis, which was awarded the prestigious Yorke Prize. The Modern Law Review described the 2nd edition of Company Charges as “one of a handful of texts on company law that could genuinely be regarded as a classic“.
Bill as an independent legal consultant provides a powerful skillset combination of both extensive practical transactional experience and deep scholastic knowledge.
Bill has over the years been engaged in transactional and advisory matters, including bank and general lender secured acquisition financings, project and syndicated financings, leveraged leasing, securitisations, corporate group debt, equity, business and asset restructurings, and private issue fundraisings and tax effective structuring solutions through debentures, convertible notes, redeemable preference shares, unit trusts, and subordinated and hybrid securities.
Bill has over the last 15 years undertaken, on a legal consultancy basis, numerous precedents projects for medium and large size law firms in the banking, finance, corporate and commercial legal practice areas, comprising some hundreds of documents.
Bill is the author of the Thomson Reuters online legal precedents system Australian Commercial Precedents.
Bill has during the course of his career, in addition to his textbook on Company Charges, also authored numerous published and unpublished articles and conference and seminar papers on the subjects of company charges, insolvency reform and personal property security reform. He has in the past been engaged as a consultant by the Australian Bankers’ Association and commercial banks for the preparation of reports and governmental submissions on the subjects of insolvency and personal property security reform.
Bill’s contributions will be of great benefit to readers of Journal of Banking & Finance Law & Practice and we take great pleasure in welcoming him to the team.
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