Biographical note: John Taylor

John Taylor

International Advisor, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London


Mr Taylor is an independent advisor on international law, finance and corporate governance.  He advises banks and other clients on cross-border financial regulation and international business opportunities.   He is also the International Advisor to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.


John has had a career of more than 45 years in law and international finance. In addition to private practise of law in Australia and with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Washington D.C. and as International Director of BLP in London, John has had many years of experience as an in-house lawyer. He has been the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, of Emerging Markets Partnership (Europe) Limited, of INVESCO UK Limited, and of Banque Paribas Capital Markets Limited. He has also held responsible positions in the World Bank in Washington D.C., the Asian Development Bank in Manila and Conzinc Riotinto of Australia Limited in Melbourne.
John has a First Class honours degree in law from the University of Adelaide, South Australia and a Masters degree in law from Harvard Law School. He is married with two children.