Hugh Reeves

Hugh Reeves

Managing Associate
MLaw, LL.M., Attorney at Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 52 73

Curriculum Vitae

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Hugh Reeves is a managing associate in the Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Competition Team. He advises clients in matters of technology transactions, commercial contracts, telecommunications, intellectual property and digitalization. In addition, he is active in the areas of data protection as well as e-commerce and assists clients with their entry or expansion in the Swiss market.

Born in 1987, Hugh Reeves was educated at the Universities of Lausanne (BLaw, 2008, magna cum laude; MLaw, 2010, summa cum laude) and Geneva (Ecole d'Avocature – Geneva Bar School, 2011). He furthered his studies with a Certificate in Transnational IP Law and Licensing (Bucerius and UC Hastings, summer 2014) and an LL.M. at the University of California, Berkeley (LL.M., 2016). Hugh was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2013. Prior to joining Walder Wyss, he worked for a boutique law firm in Geneva specializing in banking law and IT law. He also worked for an international auditing company and was a clerk of the Juvenile Court of the Canton of Vaud. In addition, he gained work experience as a foreign associate in the technology transactions and licensing team of a leading Silicon Valley law firm.

Hugh Reeves works mainly in French and English. He also speaks German. He is registered with the Vaud Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.

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Chambers Global Practice Guides

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The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review - Chapter 25: Switzerland

Revised postal and telecoms surveillance legislation

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