What can Martin do for you?
Martin heads the firm’s South East Asia Desk and manages our relationship with our network of independent law firms in this exciting and important region. Martin specialises in advising clients in the government, education and technology sectors on major sourcing and strategic commercial projects. Martin's work includes joint ventures, strategic partnering and sourcing arrangements and high value commercial contracts. Much of Martin's work is cross-border and includes helping universities to implement their international strategies and guiding government and corporate clients through complex procurement projects.
Supporting your ambitions
A highlight for Martin was leading an international team acting for a university client establishing a joint institute in China. The project was complex and involved UK and Chinese regulatory issues. Martin's role was to ensure the team delivered a seamless service to the client, and to ensure that the university’s objectives were achieved.
Another highlight was advising a leading university on the simultaneous implementation of two outsourcing projects with a combined value of around £200 million. The projects were complex, involved the creation of a joint venture company and contributed greatly to the quality of student services on campus.
What do others say?
Martin has been described in Legal 500 as being “highly responsive and personable”, “commercial and pragmatic” and “highly recommended”. A client recently commented about our team that “the support and guidance that you have extended to the [client] team has been exemplary. I believe that collaboratively we have worked really well together as part of an extended team”.
What else should you know?
Early in Martin’s career, he worked in-house as a legal counsel for Burberry. His time at Burberry taught him how to deliver concise, tailored and commercial advice in a fast moving, dynamic environment. It also gave him a clear insight into how important it is for external counsels to understand clients’ commercial objectives and the sectors in which they operate.