Senior Solicitor, Auckland
Hugo specialises in litigation and dispute resolution; in particular, insolvency, construction and debt recovery
Acting as junior counsel for New Zealand Industrial Park
to appeal successfully a High Court decision and reinstate two restrictive covenants. The covenants prevent Synlait Milk from developing its NZ$280m infant formula manufacturing plant (New Zealand Industrial Park Ltd v Stonehill Trustee Ltd  NZCA 147, subsequently appealed to the Supreme Court in Synlait Milk Ltd v New Zealand Industrial Park Ltd  1 NZLR 657, and settled)
Acting for the liquidators of the Forestlands Group of companies
including obtaining Court orders approving their appointment and directions approving the payment of an interim dividend (Jackson v Forestlands (No.2-No.20) Ltd  NZHC 1683; Re Forestlands (No.2 Ltd (In Liquidation)  NZHC 393, Re Forestlands NZ Ltd  NZHC 2447).
Acting for various banks and other institutions
to enforce loan and guarantee obligations, including delivery up of secured property (Owens v Dong  NZHC 411; Bank of New Zealand v Padamati  NZHC 45; Northland Regional Council v Gill and others  NZHC 2639; Bank of New Zealand v Hayman  NZHC 2390)