Martin's expertise includes general commercial law, corporations and securities, managed investment schemes and engineering and construction disputes. A significant part of his practice involves related legal advice, both tactical and strategic. He has practised as an advocate for over 20 years.
Recent arbitrations include infrastructure, electricity generation, mining and oil and gas production, contracts of affreightment, trade and commodities. Details are available on request.
Martin is a former law tutor and has presented at seminars on Part V of the Trade Practices Act, equitable remedies and on the Corporations Act. He is also the updating author of the "Receivers" chapter of Butterworths' Victorian "Court Forms, Precedents and Pleadings".
Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Building & Construction
- Commercial Arbitration
- Contractual Disputes
- Private International Law
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws
Fellow - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
State Supreme Courts
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Equuscorp Pty Ltd v. Acehand Pty Ltd  VSC 89- contractual dispute, appearing for creditor
Strong Wise Ltd v. Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd  FCA 240; 267 ALR 249- admiralty claims, limitation of liability convention, appearing for vessel owners
JACA Nominees Pty Ltd v. Waldarra Pty Ltd  VSC 546- contractual dispute
3143 Victoria Street Doncaster Pty Ltd v. Retirement Services Australia (RSA) Ltd  VSC 317 &  VSCA 134 - contractual dispute
Skilled Group Ltd v. CSR Viridian Pty Ltd  VSC 290- contractual dispute
BUPA v. Shaw  VSC 507- contractual dispute
CMA CGM v. The Ship Chou Shan  FCA 74,  FCAFC 90- admiralty, collision in Chinese EEZ
Commonwealth of Australia v. Shenzhen Energy Transport Co Ltd  FCAFC 116- ship grounding, limitation of liability convention
Recent major arbitrations ($50M+) include:
Toll road infrastructure arbitration (2008), appearing for State interests;
Electricity generation (wind farm) (2008), appearing for constructing contractor;
3 Iron ore mining and supply contract dispute arbitrations (2010), appearing for People's Republic of China incorporated steel mill purchaser and trading companies;
Oil and gas production, FPSO charter dispute (2011) appearing for Singaporean incorporated owner/facility operator.
Gas fired power station contract and misleading and deceptive conduct dispute (2011 & 2012) appearing for owner.
Series of trade arbitrations (2013)
Agribusiness sale arbitration (2015)
Competition Law Update - ACCC's case against Cussons dismissed02 June 2017
Commercial Law Update - 'Misleading and deceptive conduct claims in a contractual context'23 December 2016
Planning Law Update - Apartment building loses three floors to protect emergency helicopter flight path07 December 2016
Tort Law Update - Commonwealth seeks $120m in damages over Barrier Reef Oil Spill
Chair - Victorian Bar International Arbitration Committee
Co-Chair - Victorian Bar Commercial Bar Association - Arbitration & ADR