Hugo is a fully qualified lawyer in both France and Ireland. He is one of the few lawyers in Ireland with a dual French and Irish qualification. He is therefore fully conversant with both legal systems.
Hugo works in the corporate/commercial and the data, privacy and technology teams. He is involved in a significant number of advisory and transactional matters in which he conducts researches, drafts legal documentation/contracts and provides assistance on any aspect of Irish and French law.
Hugo’s practice areas include corporate transactions, company restructuring and corporate and commercial advisory. Hugo has experience in advising clients on mergers and acquisition, private equity/venture capital transactions and company reorganisations. Hugo regularly advises start-ups and early stage companies as well as investment funds on private equity/venture capital investment transactions and shareholders agreements. Hugo’s experience includes providing advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including corporate governance and compliance matters.
Hugo also specialises in GDPR compliance and regularly reviews and drafts policies and assists clients on their path to compliance with data protection legislation and any data protection matters arising from commercial contracts. Hugo is CIPP/E certified (Certified Information Privacy Professional) (GDPR included). Hugo regularly speaks at seminars and lectures on the area of data protection and often conducts workshops and training sessions on the practical implications of data protection legislation.
Before joining Philip Lee, Hugo trained and worked in general practices in France and French Polynesia where he gained broad experience on various areas of French law such as commercial and property law. Hugo also worked in the legal department of Tahiti’s largest bank as well as a judicial assistant in the Tribunal and Court of Appeal of Tahiti.
Law Society of Ireland
France Ireland Chamber of Commerce
IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals