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Martin J. King

Special Counsel
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Mr. King undertakes a wide range of work in the firm's Commercial Disputes, International Arbitration and Sports practice groups, often with an international aspect, for clients in a variety of industry sectors including: sport; betting and gaming; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; natural resources; media and technology; 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

  • ICC Arbitration relating to the international distribution of nutritional supplements
  • ICC Arbitration regarding an online gaming joint-venture
  • 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
  • Freezing injunctions in aid of arbitral award enforcement proceedings

  • International litigation concerning clinical trials testing performed by a global laboratory
  • International litigation regarding manufacturing, distribution and use of bio-pesticide
  • International litigation relating to the recovery of Russian Federation debt by foreign agent
  • Victor Chandler (International) Ltd v (1) BHB Enterprises Plc (2) PA News Ltd (3) British Horseracing Board Limited
  • Domestic litigation for high net worth individual concerning a sports betting syndicate
  • Domestic litigation for online gaming company in negligence claim against former advisers
  • Various corporate investigations concerning unlawful transmission of confidential documents, information and software

  • Advising international cricket board in a range of arbitrations, litigation and appeals concerning players and their union, cricket boards and commercial rights
  • Advising global sportswear brand on various sponsorship disputes relating to: Formula One racewear; Premier League football clubs and players; a tv documentary; and sports merchandise
  • Advising operator of racecourses on regulatory, race fixture and sponsorship issues
  • Advising sports governing body in relation to disciplinary proceedings, its rules and regulations and claims by members
  • Advising sports entertainment company on fan trespass issues
  • Advising event organisers concerning disputes with promoters and sponsors
  • Advising listed sports marketing company on various contractual disputes
  • Advising football clubs on various contractual disputes