Hugo is a fully qualified lawyer in France where he obtained the Certificate of Aptitude for the Profession of Lawyer (Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat).
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.
In order to practice in Ireland, Hugo completed the Professional Practice Courses with the Law Society of Ireland. He is one of the few lawyers in Ireland with a dual French and Irish qualification.
Hugo works in the corporate/commercial and the data, privacy and technology teams. He advises Irish, French and other international clients in corporate, commercial and data protection issues. His work includes negotiating, reviewing and drafting commercial contracts and assisting clients on corporate transactions and data protection 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.