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Martin King


Advising the UK’s largest racecourse group in business-critical litigation concerning confidentiality, conspiracy and database rights, to stop the unauthorised use and commercial exploitation of live sports data and other media rights infringements in relation to the use of horseracing and betting data and live audio-visual coverage in off-course betting shops, including success at trial and in Court of Appeal ([2020] EWCA Civ 1300; [2019] EWHC 1156; and [2017] EWHC 431), and generally in relation to regulatory, race fixture, sponsorship, and media rights licensing 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 on prevention of unauthorised use and exploitation of live sports data domestically and internationally
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


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
Corporate investigations concerning unlawful transmission of confidential documents, information and software

Betting and 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

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

General Commercial Arbitration, Litigation, and 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
Litigation concerning warranty and indemnity claims arising from SPA with a UK Plc (including [2018] EWHC 3486 (Comm) and [2019] EWCA Civ 1376)
Resolving disputes regarding termination and migration of white-label insurance intermediary relationship involving over 40,000 policies
Resolving various contractual disputes for global designer and distributor of household devices and appliances relating to customer credit and returns, outsourced services, third-party logistics, and unauthorised resale
Registration and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards
Freezing injunctions in aid of arbitral award enforcement proceedings
International litigation relating to the recovery of Russian Federation debt by foreign agent
Litigation for global ATM operator regarding software and related technology for security vehicles
Litigation for freight forwarding business to protect confidential information and enforce restrictive covenants and related obligations against former executives
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