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Ian Taylor


Disputes, litigation and arbitration

One of the most experienced banking litigators in the City.

Chambers UK 2016

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About Ian Taylor

Ian specialises in investment banking and financial services litigation. He represents well-known investment banks – and commercial/retail banks – in litigation, investigations and contentious regulatory matters.

Ian is a commercially astute lawyer who clients turn to at times of crisis. They rely on his ability both to enforce their rights and to minimise potential damage to their business and reputation when matters have gone badly wrong. He has spent nearly 30 years as a partner and draws on his hands-on experience of the regulators to steer clients through choppy waters.

Recent work

  • Advising clients on multi-jurisdictional disputes arising out of the credit crunch/subprime crisis, in particular claims involving derivatives and structured products.
  • Advising a major investment bank in London and Milan on all aspects of the Parmalat affair, including regulatory inquiries, the defence of Italian civil claims and an Italian criminal investigation.
  • Advising a number of major investment banks in respect of claims arising out of the sale of derivative products to Italian public and private entities involving English and Italian civil litigation and Italian criminal and administrative proceedings.
  • Advising on disputes arising out of insolvency of Lehman and the Madoff fraud.
  • Advising Tesco in connection with the litigation and investigations resulting from its profit overstatement.


  • Cambridge University, UK (MA, first-class honours, and LLM, first-class honours)