Monty Taylor's practice focuses on the representation of corporations, individuals, and governments in international arbitration proceedings. He has extensive experience representing clients in commercial and investment arbitrations in a wide range of sectors (including mining, pharmaceuticals, energy, banking and finance, and shipping) under the major arbitration rules. Mr. Taylor is recognised in leading directories as "a brilliant lawyer" (Who's Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders, 2020) who is "fiercely clever" (The Legal 500 UK, 2020) and "among the very top of his generation" (Chambers & Partners UK, 2020).

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Taylor served as Legal Counsel to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank in Washington, DC. As Legal Counsel, he acted as Secretary to the Tribunal on numerous ICSID Convention and Additional Facility arbitrations, which involved claims based on international investment treaties, national investment laws, and international contracts. Mr. Taylor previously practised in the dispute resolution group of a leading international firm in Sydney, where he represented clients in both arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Mr. Taylor is regularly invited to lecture in the field of international arbitration. He has presented lectures at, among other institutions, University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, and Queen Mary University of London (School of International Arbitration). He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Public International Law at Pepperdine University.

Experience

  • Turkish energy company in successfully obtaining an arbitration award of nearly $800 million in an investor-state arbitration against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (ICSID).
  • The Republic of the Philippines in an investor-state arbitration brought by Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (ICSID).
  • The Kingdom of Thailand in an investor-state arbitration involving the mining sector brought by Kingsgate Consolidated Limited and Kingsgate Capital Pty Ltd (UNCITRAL).
  • The Republic of Bulgaria in successfully defending an investor-state claim concerning the banking sector brought by State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman (ICSID).
  • White Industries Australia Limited in successfully obtaining an arbitration award against the Republic of India in an investor-state arbitration (UNCITRAL).

Perspectives

Proposal for a Multilateral Investment Court
Panelist, London School of Economics Students’ Union International Arbitration Society, Arbitration Academy 2021
Interview with Young ICSID
Young ICSID Profiles
UK & EU Supply Chain Disputes in a COVID-19 World: Practical Tips and Considerations
Panelist, Arnold & Porter Future Pharma Forum
The Future of Investment Arbitration: The ICSID Rules and Regulations Amendments
Panelist, Asian International Arbitration Centre
Considerations in Drafting Arbitration Clauses for Commercial Contracts
Arnold & Porter EU Annual Life Sciences Conference, London
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Recognition

Chambers & Partners Global 2021: Dispute Resolution (International Arbitration in UK)
"Monty Taylor has a multifaceted arbitration practice, showcasing particular expertise in disputes arising from the energy and construction sectors. He is well versed in handling investor-state mandates such as ICSID proceedings."
Who Who's Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders 2021
"He is clearly going places." "He is a very sharp and thoughtful specialist in investor-state disputes." "Monty is a hugely talented arbitration lawyer." "He is extremely bright and personable." "Very impressive."
Chambers & Partners UK 2021: International Arbitration
"Monty Taylor is calm, intelligent and excellent at managing complex disputes." "He's a very bright individual and his oral submissions are excellent."
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Credentials

Education
  • LLB, The University of Sydney, 2007, First Class Honours
  • BA, The University of Sydney, 2005, First Class Honours
Admissions
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, England
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
Activities
  • Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Reserve Panel of Arbitrators
  • Member, ICCA Program Committee (Sydney 2018 Congress)
  • Editorial Board Member, Arbitration - The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management
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