Course Author: Martin Polaine
Martin Polaine is a barrister of over 30 years’ experience, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR). He has advised states, corporates and individuals in Africa, Asia and Europe on dispute resolution, public international law and international/transnational criminal law. His practice includes international arbitration (both commercial and state-investor), international trade and sale of goods, anti-corruption, financial regulatory, treaty drafting, international human rights law, the law of armed conflict, international co-operation and statehood/immunities. He also has a complementary background as a former senior prosecutor.
He has had conduct of numerous complex and sensitive cases, with a particular focus on those with an international element and serves as an expert for international organisations (including Commonwealth Secretariat, Council of Europe, EU, UN agencies and the OECD). Martin has extensive experience in advising at ministerial and senior official level. His wide-ranging representational roles have included treaty negotiation and serving as the UK’s legal representative on the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
He is a published author of legal texts, including ‘Corruption & Misuse of Public Office’ (Oxford University Press), and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars.