Martin is a Thouron Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a barrister of Gray's Inn (England & Wales). His work focuses on international dispute resolution, international investment law and international development. Recent work includes research on the development implications of project finance agreements, and the nature of investment provisions contained in regional trading agreements entered into by China.
He was formerly a member of the international dispute resolution group at Lovells, and has advised on the litigation, arbitration and mediation of banking, engineering, shipping and insurance matters, as well as on international criminal law and human rights cases. He is a trained mediator.
Martin holds an LL.B. from London University, a BCL (with distinction) from Oxford University and a postgraduate diploma in Comparative International Commercial Arbitration from London University. While at the Inns of Court School of Law, he won the Gray's Inn Holker and the Mould Senior Scholarships. He went on to clerk for the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Woolf. In 2004, he participated in the research seminar "New Aspects of International Investment Law" as a Centre for Studies Fellow at the Hague Academy of International Law. He has also worked at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the UK Parliament and the British High Commission New Zealand.