Jean-Martin is an Associate  in our Banking & financial disputes team.

He began his career as a capital markets lawyer in an Australian boutique firm, where he assisted listed and private clients in relation to equity and debt fund raising. Jean-Martin later joined that firm’s commercial litigation team, where he gained significant experience in cross-border litigation and international commercial arbitration. His work predominantly involved complex corporate, contractual, shareholder, director and insolvency disputes.

Jean-Martin joined Collyer Bristow in 2017, where he has been involved in some of the firm’s most high profile disputes work. Jean-Martin has developed a particular expertise in financial benchmark manipulation claims, most recently, acting for a group of property investment companies in a Commercial Court dispute with a major retail bank. Jean-Martin has a particular interest in advising on disputes before the US courts which involve issues of English law. He was recently instructed to act for a number of potential witnesses in a New York Federal District Court dispute. His instructions included applying to set aside an English court order requiring those individuals to attend depositions in the UK.

Jean-Martin also provides regular advice to investors and technology services providers on disputes in the burgeoning area of cryptocurrency.

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Jean-Martin is an Associate  in our Banking & financial disputes team.

He began his career as a capital markets lawyer in an Australian boutique firm, where he assisted listed and private clients in relation to equity and debt fund raising. Jean-Martin later joined that firm’s commercial litigation team, where he gained significant experience in cross-border litigation and international commercial arbitration. His work predominantly involved complex corporate, contractual, shareholder, director and insolvency disputes.

Jean-Martin joined Collyer Bristow in 2017, where he has been involved in some of the firm’s most high profile disputes work. Jean-Martin has developed a particular expertise in financial benchmark manipulation claims, most recently, acting for a group of property investment companies in a Commercial Court dispute with a major retail bank. Jean-Martin has a particular interest in advising on disputes before the US courts which involve issues of English law. He was recently instructed to act for a number of potential witnesses in a New York Federal District Court dispute. His instructions included applying to set aside an English court order requiring those individuals to attend depositions in the UK.

Jean-Martin also provides regular advice to investors and technology services providers on disputes in the burgeoning area of cryptocurrency.

Work highlights

  • Recently acted for a group of investment companies in a Commercial Court dispute with a major commercial bank. The dispute concerned a number of loan agreements and associated swaps, encompassing various allegations of misrepresentation and fraud in connection with alleged LIBOR manipulation by the defendant bank.
  • Acting for US and European banks in connection with “Hague Deposition Orders” requiring witnesses to be examined in connection with disputes before the New York Federal District Court.
  • Representing an Australian Stock Exchange listed mining company in a substantial ICC arbitration. The claim involved allegations of misrepresentation in connection with a business sale.
  • Acting for one of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration companies in relation to a contractual dispute with multiple Australian mining entities.
  • Acting in connection with various cryptocurrency disputes, including for technology services providers and investors.

Qualification date: 2015

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