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.
- 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.