Hugh is a partner in our global antitrust team, currently based in our Washington, D.C. office. His distinctive public and private sector experience, as both inhouse and outside counsel, allows him to effectively tailor his advice to efficiently meet the business objectives of his clients.
He has significant experience in representing clients across the globe on all aspects of antitrust law from merger approvals, cartel investigations, civil antitrust cases, and the management of complex multinational competition matters. His expertise spans a wide range of industries, including energy and petrochemicals, technology, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, aerospace, and retail, and he has particular knowledge of the MENA region.
Hugh’s previous experience includes working as the global group head of antitrust/competition law for one of the world’s largest energy companies and serving as an attorney advisor to U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner William Kovacic.
Hugh is qualified in the U.S., England and Wales, and South Africa having received a Juris Doctor and a Masters in Laws from Duke University School of Law. He also has a Bachelor in Laws and a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of Cape Town. He is an advisor to the Business at OECD Competition Committee and is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. He is on the editorial boards for the ABA Antitrust Section’s Antitrust Magazine and Oxford University Press’s Journal of Antitrust Enforcement. Previously he was an Academic Visitor at Oxford University and a fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).