Trustee, Former Partner, Latham & Watkins
London, UK

Martin SaywellMartin Saywell is currently working out how to continue to be relevant and to give back, building on the opportunities and advantages he has had with his family, friendships, education, and career. He is a trustee for Galapagos Conservation Trust, a UK charity focused on the conservation and preservation of the species and fauna of the unique and ecologically important, but vulnerable, Galapagos Islands. He is also a patron of Benton End, the former English home of artist and gardener, Sir Cedric Morris.

He is a UK national who graduated from University College, London before Live Aid and studied for a Master’s degree at Kobe University, Japan under a Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbusho) scholarship at the end of the go-go 1980’s.

Martin is a former London partner of Latham & Watkins, the international law firm, where his practice was based on legal corporate counselling and risk analysis, with a focus on M&A, private equity, and restructurings. He was actively involved helping Nissan with myriad matters leading up to, and following, the arrest and subsequent flight of its former CEO, Carlos Ghosn, and the directors and officers of UniCredito’s alternative investment division in relation to the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme.

Martin was elected for two terms as a member of Latham’s Executive Committee, its global management board, serving from 2016 to 2020, where he had liaison responsibility for offices in London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Tokyo, and Seoul. He also served as co-chair of Latham’s Rates and Pricing Committee from 2014 to 2017.

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