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Martin specialises in International and domestic litigation and arbitration, in the fields of commercial, civil fraud and asset tracing, company, financial services and structured investments, insolvency, trusts and business law.
Issues raised in litigation in England and elsewhere during the course of the past 4 or 5 years included banking (in particular swaps and LIBOR), financial services (specifically, promotion of financial products and duties) and the administration of trusts. Although notionally on sabbatical in 2018, Martin accepted instructions from former clients in 2019 including clients in Hong Kong and Russia, on the one hand to supervise litigation in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands and on the other to provide expert English trust law evidence in the Dutch Court of Appeal in The Hague.”
A substantial proportion of Martin’s practice involves cross border litigation where jurisdiction, choice of law, injunctive relief, stay proceedings, anti suit injunctions and enforcement issues frequently arise. Clients refer to Martin as “an authorative presence in large cases” (Legal 500).
Recent notable cases include;
IPOC International Growth Fund a hostile multi jurisdictional claim concerning ownership of a controlling stake worth up to $1.5 billion in Russia’s second largest cellular telephony corporation;
Lancer Offshore incand The Omnifund Ltd – lead counsel for SEC appointed Receiver in a claim on behalf of BVI hedge funds against 44 defendants. Receiver appointed in Miami where funds’ losses estimated at just short of US$1bn. The claim is for recovery of excessive payments to redeeming investors. Martin is also acting as the Receiver’s expert on BVI law in the US proceedings;
Atlas Petroleum – lead counsel for the Respondents in this LCIA arbitration which involves a multi-million dollar claim by APEX for damages for losses alleged to be the result of breaches of a contract for the hire of a jack-up oilrig in drilling operations in Tunisian offshore waters. Parallel multi jurisdictional satellite litigation in London, Cyprus, Cameroon, Panama, Houston, New York and Dubai.
Areas of experience
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