Martin Davies, Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department, advises clients on a range of complex commercial disputes often centering on novel legal issues, including class actions, corporate and shareholder disputes, banking and financial litigation, and litigation involving the entertainment, sports, and media sectors.
An internationally renowned trial lawyer, Mr. Davies draws on more than two decades of experience advising many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions on their most significant and intricate disputes. He represents diverse clients from across industries, including corporations, banks, private equity firms, portfolio companies, and high net-worth individuals.
Mr. Davies regularly argues commercial disputes brought before key venues, including the High Court. He has earned a particular reputation for his work in collective and class actions in the UK, and is one of the few to have acted for both claimants and defendants, adeptly navigating the dynamics arising in shareholder and multi-party decision-making.
His successful track record in entertainment litigation includes breach of contract disputes involving major TV and radio broadcasters, sports clubs and agencies, and film production companies.
Mr. Davies also advises on public law issues, conducting judicial reviews for both applicants and regulators. He runs sensitive and high-stakes internal investigations on behalf of clients, including appearing before regulators.
- “Absolutely superb”
“Has incredible experience and is absolutely unflappable”
Chambers UK 2020
- “Very switched-on”
“Apart from him being bright and creative, he is also very enthusiastic, gregarious and friendly.”
Chambers Europe 2017
- “A brilliant litigator”
“Very level-headed and measured”
Chambers UK 2017