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Daniel Martin

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Partner who advises ship-owners, operators, freight forwarders, insurers and brokers on a range of regulatory and compliance issues, including international trade sanctions, export controls, customs and anti-corruption legislation. He advises on all aspects of the EU and UK legislation, and he is also familiar with the application of US sanctions to non-US persons. As well as advising clients on the impact of international trade sanctions in particular circumstances, including ways to engage effectively with regulators, he also advises on compliance procedures and controls which ship-owners, logistics companies, banks, insurers and brokers should adopt to minimise risk.


Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 2001; Holman Fenwick Willan 2007 to date; partner 2013.


Law Society.

London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Anthony Woolich (who is noted for his ‘keen analytical mind’ and ‘good grasp of the commercial impact’) heads the ‘professional’, ‘responsive’, and ‘client-focused’ team at HFW,  which includes Costas Frangeskides and Daniel Martin , and whose sector expertise includes shipping, aviation, logistics, energy and TMT. Woolich acted for BW LPG in the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Aurora LPG, while Frangeskides is currently representing the Republic of Cyprus in high profile proceedings before the European Court of Justice concerning the potential free trade agreement between Singapore and the EU. The firm also counts Maersk Group, BP, Morgan Stanely, ad Ecom Agroindustrial Corporation among its clients.

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London: Transport


Within: Shipping

HFW is considered a ‘market leader for marine casualty work’, the team is praised for its ‘holistic approach’, and it is active across a range of commercial, logistics, marine insurance, collisions, losses, piracy, regulatory, cyber and technology mandates, and is also noted for its yacht experience. Highlights include acting for PAO Sovcomflot in a case brought against PDVSA in relation to hire claims and other sums due under charterparties for the carriage of various oil products. It also represents Lomar Shipping and its insurers in relation to the 2017 grounding and actual total loss of a container ship on her maiden voyage on a coral reef off Noumea, New Caledonia and is representing Evalend Shipping & Trading and its insurers on the seizure of product tanker and her entire crew by the Libyan authorities. Craig Neame is the global head of the shipping practice and an expert on container shipping and terminal matters. Sanctions expert Daniel Martin heads the regulatory shipping team. Andrew Chamberlain handles collisions, groundings, catastrophes and salvage and heads the admiralty and crisis management team. Other key figures include Paul Dean, who is noted for offshore work; George Eddings, who provides ‘quick, accurate and succinct advice, while always keeping in mind the underlying commercial issues’; Richard Neylon, who is ‘very smart, hardworking and very commercial’ and handles wet and dry disputes; Elinor Dautlich, who advises on shipping contracts; Matt Illingworth, who handles disputes; Jonathan Webb, who is noted for his experience in dry work; and Richard Mabane, who specialises in shipping litigation. David Morriss, Rory Butler and Jean Koh are also recommended, as are recently promoted partner Alex Kemp, consultants James Gosling and Hugh Livingstone, Jim Cashman, and senior associates Emilie Bokor-Ingram and Sally Buckley .  

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