Gabriella Martin is a director in our London office. She specialises in complex commercial disputes in the commodities, energy (including renewables) and shipping sectors.

Gabriella is recommended as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 2022 and 2023 for commercial litigation – mid-market.

She is regularly instructed in English High Court litigation and arbitration proceedings (including LMAA, LCIA, ICC, GAFTA, FOSFA, SIAC and HKIAC).

Gabriella has completed a client secondment as in-house legal counsel at an international trading company.

In the commodities sector, she advises trading companies, producers, banks and insurers on their business, including their sale and purchase contracts, energy transitions, financing and logistics. In the shipping sector, her work includes disputes relating to charterparties, bills of lading, cargo claims, ship arrests and casualties, as well as advisory work.

She presents globally on legal issues in the maritime and commodities sectors, as well as providing training at GAFTA training seminars.

Gabriella has an M.A. in Chinese (Mandarin) from the University of Edinburgh with distinction in spoken Chinese. She has spent time in both Hong Kong and Singapore practicing law and has represented clients across the region.

Gabriella is qualified in England and Wales.

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  • Kaplan Law School, Legal Practitioners Course, L.P.C
  • Kaplan Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, G.D.L.
  • University of Edinburgh, Chinese Studies, M.A.


  • England and Wales, 2015


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Gabriella is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 2022 rankings.

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