Paul Martenstyn, the former chair of the Africa Advisory Board for the global charity Save the Children, and recently featured by Africa Legal, is to join 36 Stone in London from July 1 as its Director of Clerking.
This will be as part of a legal management consultancy engagement between the 36 Group and the global legal advisory firm, Overture London. 36 Stone is a leading set of commercial barristers, specialising in shipping, international trade and international arbitration.
Martenstyn, who has more than 20 years of experience at the Bar, is currently Managing Director at the legal finance firm Vannin Capital in London. He will take on the role of Director of Clerking at 36 Stone, while retaining a role as Chief Commercial Officer at Overture London.
Save the Children’s work in Africa continues to hold a special place in Martenstyn’s heart and, before the Covid-19 pandemic, he had been asked by Save the Children chief executive, Kevin Watkins, to lead an initiative surrounding climate and the impact this will have on future generations.
On his new role he says: “I am really excited to be leading the 36 Stone charge, I was encouraged by their ambition and I know my track record will provide them with commercial value in the months ahead. The fact they have embraced this new unique vehicle to get me back to the Bar was encouraging to say the least, and I cannot wait to get started with members and existing clerks.”
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