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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Martin King

Sport

Advising operator of British racecourses in multi-party litigation regarding horseracing data and media rights protection (including [2019] EWHC 1156 (Ch) and [2020] EWCA Civ 1300), and 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 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 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

Technology

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

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)
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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