Hugo’s practice covers the full range of dispute resolution with an accent on liability and insurance law.
In 2001 Hugo started as a lawyer at the leading international office Allen & Overy. Between 2006 and 2013, Hugo was a judge in the District Court of Amsterdam. In 2013 he returned to the legal profession at the office Van Doorne. Hugo has been a partner at Pact advocaten since 2016. Besides being a lawyer, Hugo is a tutor for the mandatory professional training for lawyers of the Dutch Bar Association and member of the editorial board of the online insurance law platform ‘VAST’ (www.vast-online.nl). Hugo is also the founder of the insurance law website www.advocaatverzekeringsrecht.com. In addition, Hugo is an arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), an initiative of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI).
Through his experience on both sides of ‘the bench’, Hugo is able to get to the heart of any complicated case. No extensive memorandums, but rather a clear and ‘to the point’ advice. This way Hugo can bring a case to a solution at an early stage. And if litigation is needed, Hugo’s extensive experience as a judge and lawyer has proven to be useful. This way you are served optimally at a reasonable rate.
Hugo is registered as a litigation and insurance law specialist with the Dutch bar association.