Should the Freedom of Information Act extend to private companies?
14 May 2018
Martin advises on contentious, high-value and often cross-border commercial disputes for a broad range of clients, in particular from the financial services, telecommunications and energy sectors. He has specific expertise, in particular, in advising on professional negligence and misrepresentation claims, breach of contract, regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues.
Martin has also worked on a number of high-profile public law challenges, including judicial review claims for both private and public sector clients, and provides regular advice on freedom of information regimes (a subject on which he has published a number of articles).
Martin has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including advising on a cross-border group litigation action involving allegations of negligence and breach of contract arising from a major construction project in Colombia.
He also advised on a challenge to domestic and European packaging regulations brought by a major consumer goods manufacturer.
More recently he has been involved in a challenge relating to the withholding of bonus payments, as well as litigation on behalf of secondary market investors in the Middle East against BNP Paribas arising from the failure of the Golden Belt bond, in which judgment was handed down in December 2017.
Martin joined Stewarts in 2016 and was previously an associate in the dispute resolution group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Previous secondments have included the Bank of England’s Legal Unit.
Martin has published a number of articles on the Freedom of Information Act in the Commercial Litigation Journal and Environmental Law & Management. Martin’s article ‘Regulation: I want to break free‘ was published in September/October 2016 edition of the Commercial Litigation Journal. The Commercial Litigation Journal has also published an article Martin authored on the pre-action disclosure of insurance policies.
Martin enjoys cycling and has successfully competed in the Maratona dles Dolomites and the Étape du Tour. In 2014, he cycled from Lands’ End to John O’Groats.