Zoe 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 has previously worked as a legal assistant at the IMO (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 also trained in two international law firms, specialising in maritime law.
Zoe joined Hesketh Henry in March 2018. She is a member of the trade and transport team and assist with maritime cases, including contentious and transactional matters.
She 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 assist with cargo claims and charter parties disputes.
Zoe 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).