Daniel Martin read law at Downing College, Cambridge, and has been a partner in HFW since April 2013. He advises shipowners, operators, freight forwarders, insurers and brokers on a host of regulatory and compliance issues, including international trade sanctions, export controls, customs and anti-corruption legislation. He advises on all aspects of EU and UK legislation, and is familiar with the application of US sanctions to non-US persons. Daniel initially specialised in advising clients on disputes arising from charter parties, bills of lading, marine insurance and logistics operations, and he uses that experience and expertise to provide detailed, practical advice that is tailored to clients in the shipping, logistics and marine insurance sectors.

As well as advising clients on the impact of international trade sanctions in particular circumstances, including ways to engage effectively with regulators, Daniel also advises on compliance procedures and controls that shipowners, logistics companies, banks, insurers and brokers should adopt to minimise risk. He regularly presents to insurers and others on recent developments in sanctions legislation and enforcement, and contributes to industry publications. Daniel also advises extensively on anti-corruption legislation, and clients include the industry’s Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).

Daniel is ranked in The Legal 500 and he was featured in Acritas Star Lawyers (February 2017), in which clients described him as ‘down to earth, commercially minded, understands my business and thinking outside the box’.