Helene Barnsdale


Helene has always been passionate about how business and law can work in tandem to deliver competitive advantages. She studied law in France and Germany and also obtained a Master’s in European business before taking the bar in Luxembourg, where she joined the Corporate Department of major international law firms. Life then took her to Switzerland where she was an in-house counsel, for a family company first and then for a FTSE-100. Helene became a “trailing spouse” when she followed her husband to Chicago but quickly, friends, former colleagues, and more remote connections took advantage of her free time to ask for assistance with their start-ups and small businesses. She helped them with their company formation, transactional, and IP issues. Helene also passed the Illinois Bar Exams. It soon became obvious to her that there was a need for small to midsize businesses to have access to hands-on, tailored, good quality legal services. Joining G & G Law is a great and exciting opportunity to serve this dynamic market.

In her free time, Helene loves sharing good meals with friends, doing road trips with her husband, her three kids, and her dog to discover the US. She also loves spending time in summer in Europe with her very large family or backpacking in South America!