Zoe grew up in a family of sailors. She completed a Masters Degree in Law and Safety of Maritime Activities at Southampton (UK) and Nantes (France) Universities (2008 – 2010). She qualified as a Lawyer in 2014 and was admitted to the French Bar before moving to New Zealand in 2018.
Zoe trained in two international law firms, specialising in maritime law and has also previously worked as a legal assistant at the International Maritime Organisation (London) for the French Delegation, at the Department of Maritime Affairs for the Ministry of Justice (Paris) and at the French Legal Department of the international shipping company MSC (Le Havre), on short-terms contracts. She joined the trade and transport team at Hesketh Henry in March 2018and assists with maritime cases, including contentious and transactional matters.
Zoe advises in particular on maritime contracts (such as construction, refit/maintenance, sale and purchase of yachts) marine insurance claims, admiralty (collisions, dismasting, grounding, or salvage for instance) and yacht registration. She also assists with cargo claims and charter parties disputes.
She is a member of the Young Professionals in Yachting (YPY) NZ association and a board member of the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNZCCI).