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Martin J. King

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Mr. King is a partner and undertakes a wide range of work in complex commercial litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution, often with international aspects, for clients in a variety of industry sectors including: sport; betting and gaming; technology; life sciences; and manufacturing and distribution.

Professional Background

Mr. King joined the firm in 2001, qualified as a lawyer in 2003, and obtained a post-graduate diploma in Sports Law in 2003.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • LCIA
  • Swiss Arbitration Association

Additional Information

  • Partial Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards, Arbitration International, Volume 26 Number 3, 2010
  • Advising operator of British racecourses in multi-party litigation regarding horseracing data and media rights protection, and in relation to regulatory, race fixture and sponsorship issues
  • Advising international cricket board in a range of arbitrations, litigation and appeals concerning players and their union, international and domestic cricket boards and commercial rights
  • Advising global sportswear brand on various sponsorship, licensing, distribution disputes and litigation relating to: Formula One racewear; Premier League football clubs, kit deals and players; a TV documentary; and sports merchandise and endorsements
  • Advising global sports entertainment business on signing UK athletes, injury liability risk and fan trespass issues
  • Advising listed sports marketing company and professional football clubs on various contractual disputes
  • Advising on the British Horseracing Board / Bookmakers litigation [2005] EuLR 924
Betting & Gaming
  • ICC Arbitration regarding an online gaming joint-venture
  • Advising gaming businesses on disputes regarding affiliate marketing programs, direct marketing and software development projects
  • Litigation for high net worth individual concerning a sports betting syndicate
  • Advising high net worth individuals on cyber-harassment and reputational issues
  • Litigation for online gaming business in negligence claim against former advisers
  • Advising supplier of global distribution system for transport bookings in relation to disputes with major transport providers
  • Litigation for multi-national electronics company regarding faulty manufacturing claims
  • Advising software provider regarding claims from IT contractor on a quasi-governmental contract to deliver a bespoke knowledge management environment
  • Advising film entertainment company on disputes regarding content licensing, unauthorised broadcasts and unpaid advertising segments
  • Advising leading provider of software and services for accounting and payroll in major software dispute
  • Advising property-market data analytics company on internal investigation, data licensing/distribution, confidentiality and shareholder disputes
  • Corporate investigations concerning unlawful transmission of confidential documents, information and software
Life Sciences
  • ICC Arbitration relating to the international distribution of nutritional supplements
  • International litigation concerning clinical trials testing performed by a global laboratory
  • International litigation regarding manufacturing, distribution and use of bio-pesticide
  • Advising pharma company on joint-development, licensing and distribution disputes regarding product in development phase, involving clinical trials methodologies and delays in securing marketing authorisations
  • Advising speciality pharma business on pricing disputes with distributors under long-term licensing and supply arrangements
  • Advising seller of pharma businesses in relation to third-party claims regarding failure of clinical trials and delays in securing marketing authorisations
  • Providing multi-jurisdictional advice to speciality pharma company regarding the termination of licensing and supply agreements
General Commercial Arbitration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • ICC Arbitration concerning the international distribution of specialty fuel additives
  • ICC Arbitration relating to irreparable damage to commercial aircraft
  • ICC Arbitration concerning the unauthorised distribution of farming machinery
  • LCIA Arbitration relating to private equity investments in South East Asian mining assets
  • LCIA fast-track Arbitration concerning a leading Kazakh financial services joint-venture
  • Advising on jurisdictional battles involving the enforcement of a billion-dollar foreign judgment and conflicting domestic arbitration awards and court judgments
  • Advising on litigation concerning warranty and indemnity claims arising from SPA with a UK Plc
  • Freezing injunctions in aid of arbitral award enforcement proceedings
  • International litigation relating to the recovery of Russian Federation debt by foreign agent