Hugh is a recognised leader in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and in the specialist field of financial services and funds management law. In 2022 Hugh was named both Corporate and Financial Services Partner of the Year at the Australian Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, and is recognised as a leading corporate lawyer in the peer reviewed Australian edition of Best Lawyers.
Hugh’s experience ranges from working with leading domestic and international financial institutions, including some of the largest and most sophisticated clients in the world, to boutique and small cap companies. Hugh spent the entirety of his former career at Allen and Overy, a Tier 1 leading global law firm, and Clayton Utz, a tier 1 leading Australian law firm.
A commercially savvy lawyer, Hugh excels at providing timely, technically astute and pragmatic advice that is sensitive to a clients’ wider commercial objectives. Hugh has a proven track record of dealing with complex transactions and providing considered counsel in demanding situations. A natural leader, Hugh has built an amazing team of technically savvy lawyers at Hazelbrook.
Prior to starting Hazelbrook Legal, Hugh practised in top tier and magic circle Australian and global law firms in Sydney, Canberra and Hong Kong for over a decade, and has worked in-house for leading financial institutions.
Hugh holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Hons I) from the Australian National University, and is a Fellow of FINSIA and a member of the Law Council of Australia Financial Services Committee.
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