Martin is a specialist in international finance with over 20 years global experience and acts for a variety of financial institutions in addition to sponsors and corporate borrowers. His broad-based finance experience includes cross-border syndicated financings, leveraged and acquisition finance, debt capital markets, fund formation and asset management, Islamic finance and restructurings. He has worked at some of the world’s largest and most respected law firms on matters spanning the globe for market leading international financial institutions and companies.
Martin’s Islamic finance experience ranges from advising lenders and borrowers on simple murabaha and ijara finance arrangements through to acting as global counsel for an investment grade listed financial institution on their structured sukuk issue. Since relocating to the GCC 10 years ago Martin has acted for a number of leading international and GCC banks on Sharia’h compliant matters throughout the GCC, Africa and Europe and has extensive experience of applying the fundamental principles of the Sharia'h to commercial transactions.