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Year of Silk: 2002

Year of Call: 1977


T: 0207 405 9471

Clerk: Duane Hitchman

Clerk: Kenya Mendoza


Hugo specialises in commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud and tracing the proceeds of fraud.

His cases often have an international dimension he is currently working on several international legal disputes, involving foreign states and offshore companies. He has also acted as leading counsel in cases involving marine insurance, banking and aviation, and has conducted a large number of commercial arbitrations.

Most recently Hugo appeared as leading Counsel for the Defendant in a legally and factually complex action for breach of a company director’s duties and fiduciary duties. After the successful conclusion of that action he acted for the same client as Claimant in the first English trial for malicious prosecution of civil proceedings, in modern times. It involved an application to the Supreme Court to establish the existence of the tort.

Hugo also has a wealth of experience in injunctive relief applications, including (world-wide) freezing orders and interim relief.

Practice Areas

Significant Cases

Career and Associations

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1977

MA (Cantab)

Commercial Bar Association

The London Court of International Arbitration

London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association

French (working knowledge)


Halsbury’s Laws. Arbitration. 4th ed. Reissue. Butterworths.