Sarah Martin

Dispute Resolution Counsel, Tokyo

“I advise on large-scale investigations and disputes with a particular focus on supporting corporates and financial institutions. I strive to provide clients with strategic advice on their most challenging issues that takes full account of the commercial environment in which clients are operating."

Overview

Education and qualifications

Overview

Sarah is a Counsel in the Dispute Resolution practice and advises financial institutions and major corporates on their business-critical disputes, including litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.

Sarah has significant experience of contentious regulatory investigations and commercial disputes, and has acted on internal and external investigations involving overseas enforcement authorities, including those in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, Korea and the United States. Sarah also has experience in advising multinational organisations on effective global governance and compliance measures and has advised clients facing or anticipating regulatory investigation, investor activism, brand damage and media scrutiny in relation to a wide range of issues, including bribery and corruption. 

Sarah has spent time working in the London, Moscow and Hong Kong SAR office of Linklaters. In 2018, Sarah was seconded to a Japanese trading house for 14 months and has been working in the Tokyo office since May 2019.

Work highlights
  • leading a compliance audit for a Japanese multinational conglomerate in relation to a recently acquired business 
  • advising the respondents on two LMAA arbitrations run concurrently relating to the construction of two semi-submersible drilling rigs in China
  • advising a major global financial institution in relation to the conduct of investigations by regulators in various jurisdictions across Asia into foreign exchange trading
  • advising a number of financial institutions in relation to the implementation of new regulatory regimes across Asia including in relation to individual accountability 
  • advising clients on interactions with regulatory authorities in relation to compliance with anti-money laundering legislation

Education and qualifications

Sarah studied English literature at Jesus College, Cambridge.
She is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Foreign member of the Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association.