Jean-Martin is an Australian Qualified Lawyer 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. In late 2014 Jean-Martin 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 and he has routinely acted for large professional services firms, administrators and liquidators, including Ernst & Young, Crowe Horwath and Moore Stephens.
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. 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.
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 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.
Qualification date: 2015
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