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Martin Sandler, Partner

Martin Sandler



French (fluent), Russian (basic), Hebrew (basic)

Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Financial services
  • Financial services disputes and investigations

Practice notes

Martin is a financial services regulatory lawyer whose career has been spent in investment banks, private practice law firms and Big Four law. He has extensive experience in the regulation of asset management, banking, wholesale markets, transactions and markets infrastructure, as well as wealth management, payments, fintech and crypto, consumer finance and insurance regulation.

Working within Eversheds Sutherland’s financial services practice, Martin advises wholesale, retail and private banks, brokers/trading firms, corporate finance advisers, institutional investors, authorised and alternative investment managers, insurers, market infrastructure providers, financial technology providers, payment and e-money institutions and crypto participants and service providers on a broad range of regulatory issues and projects, transactions/reorganisations and remediations, working closely with other areas of the firm, including Konexo, corporate, regulatory enforcement and financial crime.

Martin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and is and has been a member of many industry groups, fora and consortia.

Over his career, Martin has presented hundreds of times at various public and client conferences and events.

Martin has acted for clients on many significant transactions and regulatory change matters such as the roll-out of MiFID II, MAR, Brexit, EMIR, ringfencing, prudential consolidation and other major regulatory change projects often involving significant reorganisations. He has also advised clients on cross-border trading flows and the build of trading infrastructure in many new jurisdictions.

He has advised market consortia on the first MTF and trade repository and advised exchanges and clearing houses on transformational M&A and projects.

He has also advised on the regulatory and markets aspects of some of the world’s largest M&A, debt and equity capital markets transactions and the sale and purchase of major loan portfolios and lending entities.

Qualifications and Education

  • LLB (Hons) in Law at University of Southampton
  • Solicitor 1994
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments