I represent States and State-owned entities in international disputes, including before the Int’l Court of Justice and U.S. courts.
Larry Martin co-chairs Foley Hoag's International Litigation & Arbitration practice. His work focuses on representing sovereign States before the world’s leading international dispute resolution fora, including the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. He also frequently defends States and State-owned entities before United States courts.
Larry concentrates his practice in international disputes involving sovereign States and State-owned entities. He represents sovereigns in proceedings before the world’s leading dispute resolution fora, including the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He has particular experience in disputes relating to the Law of the Sea and international environmental cases, although he has handled cases across the spectrum of international law issues, from war reparations to international civil aviation to racial discrimination.
Larry also frequently represents foreign sovereigns before the courts of the United States in cases involving questions relating to the application of the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Reflecting his capabilities representing clients in high-profile disputes, he has been ranked for ten years running by CHAMBERS GLOBAL in its listing of the world’s top public international law practitioners. Most recently, he was listed in Band 1 (the highest category), together with only four other lawyers. According, to Chambers Global (2022), Larry “is considered by sources to be an ‘excellent international lawyer’ who has vast experience handling complex inter-State disputes, advising his clients on a range of topics from boundary disputes to matters of human rights. One source commends him for being a ‘very good advocate who can take command of the strategy of a case as well as being a good person to work with.’"