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Martin Cross



Martin has considerable experience of dealing with complex situations – usually, but not exclusively, involving turn around or corporate restructuring usually with a multi jurisdictional context.  He is also involved in complex disputes with a cross jurisdictional flavour from time to time involving arbitration or mediation.  His sector interests are finance and life sciences/pharma.  Martin is accustomed to working with accountants, insolvency practitioners and lawyers from other jurisdictions.

Recent highlights

  • Advised Board of Coventry Football Club on a major restructuring.
  • Advised Liquidator of a Luxemburg/English entity with regard to an MVL and distribution of €1.2 trillion.
  • Advised the Liquidator of Jackson & Co Financial Services (a partnership) in liquidation an unlicensed bank wound up by its Regulator.
  • Advised a software company (amongst others) on its options to exit from private equity involvement.
  • Advised Boris Becker on his personal affairs with regard to Ermakova..
  • Advised numerous Swiss, German and off shore managers and entities with regard to fraud and insolvency issues
  • Currently acting for a representative beneficiary on a Section 168 Application concerning the characterisation of pending monies in the ARM Asset Backed Securities
  • SA provisional liquidation.
  • Acting for the Government of Pakistan in Mid East Sales v Islamic Republic of Pakistan [2014] 2 ALL ER (Comm) 623 with regard to equipment delivered involving nuclear issues and state immunity.
  • Acting for the representative creditor in Russell Cooke Trust Co v Elliott and 92 others [2001] All ER (D) 300 which resolved a dispute as to whether or not there was one a separate collective investment scheme or a multitude of the same.

Market View

Clients praise him for being able to "work through all of the possibilities before focusing on providing a solution. He is a very good lawyer who can clearly see and explain to you a solution for your specific case." – Chambers & Partners, 2018

“Martin Cross, being a litigator, has a very analytical mind.  He analyses step by step, reaches conclusions and options, sometimes you might think 'where is he going with this' but it is a really smart way of doing it, he teases out all the necessary legal issues at the same time."

Finance Director of Petroleum Company

“We have done some cutting edge things with him.  He is happy to think about things from a commercial stand point to come up with a plan which has produced some new thinking."

"He likes to understand exactly what you are trying to achieve."

Head of Client Finance at multinational Life Sciences company

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