Hugues Gaston

Lawyer at the Bar of Paris

Hugues joined the Alexandre Boiché firm in January 2019, first as a lawyer-in-training, then as an associate since November 2019. He protects the interests of clients who are going through a family crisis involving domestic and international legal issues, through litigation or an alternative dispute resolution process.

He has a Master’s degree in Family Law from the Sorbonne Law School. Before completing his professional training at the Paris Ecole des Avocats, he completed several internships at an international family law firm. During his lawyer-in-training period, Hugues worked with the Office of Union Law, Private International Law and Civil Assistance of the French Justice Ministry, where he handled cases relating to international child abduction and the protection of children under the Hague Conventions of 25 October 1980 and 19 October 1996, as well as the Brussels II Bis Regulation.

Hugues is also a lecturer on family law at the Sorbonne Law School.

Hugues is a Fellow of the IAYL (International Association of Young Lawyers), registered in the International Private Clients and Family law commission.


  • University degree in arbitration (theory and practice) with honors


  • Postgraduate level qualification needed to practice law (CAPA)


  • Master’s degree in Family Law, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Law School); Thesis: “Parental Agreements in Private International Family Law,” graduated with honors


  • One-year Master’s degree in Private Law, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, graduated with honors



  • « Divorce by fault or divorce for irretrievable breakdown of marriage: where are we in the European Union” Comparative law analysis with Maria VALENTIN, lawyer at the Barcelona and Paris Bar, AJ Famille, December 2020, 627.

  • « Civil measures affecting international families taken by the French government in the context of the COVID-19 health crisis » in AJ Famille (Family Law Review), Dalloz, 2020, n°4. 237


  • « International private law, surrogacy and Women rights » with Gaëlle BONNET (Attorney at the Paris Bar) – University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (12 March 2020).

  • « International private law in matter of international child abduction », Montpellier Bar School (EFACS), 8 November 2019.

  • « Introduction to International private law in matter of international child abduction », National Federation of the information centres on Women and Family rights (Paris), 16 September 2019.

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