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 and experience is geared towards advising clients in the most high-stakes, complex and valuable disputes, and he has developed particular expertise 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. He is noted as a “next generation lawyer” for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 UK (2017), and the 2016 edition of the guide quotes clients praising “his reasoned analysis.” The guide also recommends him for his Public International Law experience. He is also recommended for arbitration in Who’s Who Legal (2016), which lists him in its Future Leaders list, noting that he is “extremely perceptive and very clever”.

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. His recent articles include “High Court reiterates high hurdle to enforce foreign award annulled by the court of the seat,” LexisNexis (August, 2017); “State’s right to regulate under international investment law,” Warsaw Investment Arbitration Day (October, 2016); and “The Poland Risk,” Private Funds Management (March, 2015).

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. He is bi-lingual English/French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Education

  • Nottingham Law School, 2002, L.P.C.
  • University of Cambridge, 2001, LL.B. (Hons.)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales