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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; life sciences; media and technology; natural resources; and manufacturing and distribution.

Professional Background

Martin joined K&L Gates in 2001 and qualified as a lawyer in 2003.

Member of:

  • Swiss Arbitration Association

  • 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
  • Multi-party domestic litigation for operator of racecourses regarding sports data and media rights protection
  • Advising sports governing body in relation to disciplinary proceedings, its rules and regulations and claims by members
  • Advising racecourse operator on regulatory, race fixture and sponsorship issues
  • Advising sports event organisers concerning disputes with promoters and sponsors
  • Advising listed sports marketing company and football clubs on various contractual disputes
  • Advising sports entertainment company on fan trespass issues
  • 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
  • Domestic litigation for high net worth individual concerning a sports betting syndicate
  • Advising high net worth individuals on cyber-harassment and reputational issues
  • Domestic litigation for online gaming company in negligence claim against former advisers
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 company 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 multiple licensing and supply agreements
  • Advising supplier of global distribution system for transport bookings in relation to disputes with major transport providers
  • 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
  • Various corporate investigations concerning unlawful transmission of confidential documents, information and software

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
  • Freezing injunctions in aid of arbitral award enforcement proceedings
  • International litigation relating to the recovery of Russian Federation debt by foreign agent