Patrick Taylor is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Group. Mr. Taylor’s practice focuses on commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with particular experience in the upstream oil & gas, energy and telecommunications sectors, and tax-related disputes. A UK-qualified solicitor and solicitor-advocate, Mr. Taylor has advised and represented clients in disputes throughout the world, most frequently in Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, and, increasingly, in Latin America. Mr. Taylor has acted in arbitrations under the rules of ICSID, the LCIA, the ICC, UNCITRAL, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Nigerian Arbitration and Conciliation Act and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration.
Mr. Taylor’s practice is geared towards advising clients in the most high-stakes, complex and valuable disputes, and he has developed particular experience in advising on investment protection and investment dispute settlements in high-risk jurisdictions, the enforcement of fiscal and legislative stabilisation clauses, production sharing and shareholder/joint venture disputes and complex damages analysis.
Mr. Taylor is a member of the IBA Arb40 Committee and a regular speaker at conferences on arbitration-related topics. His recent speaking engagements have included presentations on arbitration and private equity; the art of cross-examination; the implications of Brexit; managing tax-related investment disputes; enforcement of arbitral awards; the rise of AI in arbitration; extension of arbitration clauses to third parties and the scope of the right to regulate under international investment law.
Key Practice Areas:
- Commercial arbitration
- International arbitration
Mr. Taylor graduated with an LL.B. honours law degree from Cambridge University in 2001 and was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2005.
Mr. Taylor is bi-lingual English/French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish
Last updated 27th November 2018