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James Taylor

James Taylor is a commercial litigator with a particular focus on banking and financial disputes. His practice focuses on complex, high value civil fraud, financial services, and shareholder disputes.

James has experience in disputes - often with a multi-jurisdictional element - concerning acquisitions by private equity houses, fraudulent misrepresentation claims, unfair prejudice petitions, Insolvency Act disputes, LCIA arbitrations, the mis-selling of financial products and regulatory enforcement.

James' clients include private equity houses, inter-dealer brokerage firms, multinational corporations and banks. 

Relevant work

  • Defending an inter-dealer brokerage firm in proceedings alleging a conspiracy to obtain confidential information from a competitor and unlawful interference with contractual relations.
  • Defending a well-known high street retailer in a claim under the Insolvency Act and a related unfair prejudice petition.
  • Lloyd -v- Google LLC - Acting for the representative claimant on behalf of a class of several million consumers alleging breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • Acting for a Russian bank in multi-jurisdictional proceedings in England & Wales, the BVI and under the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration, alleging unlawful means conspiracy and fraud.
  • Terra Firma (GP) 2 Ltd & ors -v- Citigroup, Inc. & ors - Representing Terra Firm in its multi-billion pound claim against Citigroup in proceedings alleging fraudulent misrepresentation in respect of Terra Firma's acquisition of EMI in 2007.