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LEVEL 19

Pump Court International

TWO INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE, 8 FINANCE STREET, HONG KONG
Tel:
Work +852 3101 7108
Fax:
Fax +852 3101 7107
Email:
Web:
www.pumpcourtinternational.hk
HONG KONG, London
LEVEL 19 (Pump Court International), Martyn Naylor, HONG KONG,

Martyn Naylor

4 PUMP COURT (4 Pump Court (Chambers of Nick Vineall QC and Sean Brannigan QC))

Position

Insurance: Société Generale v Wurttembergerische Versicherung AG, RSA Insurance, Navigators Insurance Co, Swiss Re, Great Lakes Re: High Court (Commercial Court) claim worth approximately $500m by major French bank against five leading underwriters in the Companies Market. Issues in dispute include allegations of non-disclosure, misrepresentation and breach of warranty. Instructed for the claimant, Soc Gen, by Clifford Chance LLP as second junior to Christopher Moger QC and Alexander Gunning QC. Regular instructions from a range of insurers, including Aviva and AXA, to appear at both interim and final hearings and to advise on policy coverage and other insurance matters. Construction: instructed by the Treasury solicitor on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence to assist with arbitration proceedings relating to a major military construction project. Issues included complicated delay analysis. Experience of bringing and resisting adjudication proceedings, as well as enforcement actions in the TCC. Numerous instructions in relation to allegations of negligence against surveyors, structural engineers and other contractors. Commercial: MTV Networks BV v MCD: High Court (Chancery Division) claim by MTV against the Turkish licensee of its MTV and Nickelodeon channels. Instructed for the defendant, MCD, as second junior to Michael Davie QC to assist with preparations for trial. Numerous instructions to advise and appear in relation to contractual disputes, including telecommunications (for BT, for example) and landlord and tenant matters (for Hamptons, for example).

Career

Called 2009, Inner Temple; Law Commission (Commercial & Common Law team), research assistant (on insurance contract law reform project) 2009-10; pupillage, 4 Pump Court 2010-11; tenant 4 Pump Court 2011 to date.

Member

British Insurance Law Association (BILA); COMBAR; TECBAR; IRLA (Insurance and Reinsurance Legacy Association); committee member of IRLA YPG (Young Professionals Group).

Education

Elizabeth College, Guernsey; Jesus College, Cambridge University (2007 MA Law); Berkeley Law School (2008 LLM Law); The College of Law (2009 Bar Vocational Course).

Leisure

Fencing, squash, theatre, Lansdowne Club.

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