Hugo is an expert in financial regulation, including anti-money laundering. A barrister of twenty years' standing, Hugo gave evidence as part of the UK delegation to the recent FATF evaluation of the UK. He is a published academic author with Oxford University on aspects of Counter-Terrorist Financing. He also wrote the Guide to the Criminal Finances Act 2017 for the Law Society of England and Wales.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Regulatory & Compliance
Initially focused on prosecutions for the Department of BIS, and specialist CPS divisions, Hugo later practised at 7BR's complex fraud team. Since 2017, Hugo has worked at the UK FCA (Retail Banking, Enforcement and Market Oversight division as well as leading the AML team supervising the UK legal sector).
Called to the Bar of England and Wales, Gray's Inn, 1998.
Downing College, University of Cambridge, Law Tripos, 1996.
Published academic author with Oxford University Press (Blackstone's Guide to the Terrorism Act 2006). Also published by The Law Society (of England and Wales), wrote their Guide to the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Contributor to the Covert Policing Review on disclosure matters.