Expert resume of John Taylor
Professor of International Finance and Trade Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and consultant on international law, finance and corporate governance.
John Taylor is Professor of International Finance and Trade Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and a consultant on international law, finance and corporate governance. His cross-border corporate and finance experience, over 50 years, is exceptionally diverse.
He has practiced in leading law firms in Australia, the UK and the USA and has held senior international management roles in law and finance in banks, a mining group, a private equity firm and a global fund manager. At various times during his career, he has held increasingly responsible legal and banking positions in the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he was the General Counsel. In recent years he has specialised in international trade finance, acted as an advisor to an award winning fintech company and is co-founder of the Centre for Applied Sustainable Transition Law (CASTL) promoting the pivotal role of law in enabling sustainable transition.
John is an Hon. Member of The Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) and of its Working Groups on fintech, regulation and sustainability; a Member of The Committee on International Monetary Law of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA); and an Hon. Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies. He has law degrees from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and from Harvard Law School (Frank Knox Fellow, 1968-69) and has published widely on international finance and several other legal topics.