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UK Bar Guide 2023

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Aviation
16 Years Ranked
3
Banking & Finance
19 Years Ranked
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Provided by John Taylor KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

John Taylor KC has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice, including banking, financial services, professional negligence, aviation, commercial fraud, company and insurance. His work includes appearing in international commercial arbitrations and market tribunals as well as in overseas jurisdictions.

Recent banking litigation includes the interest rate swaps and LIBOR litigation, credit card interchange fee disputes, the Court of Appeal case of Smith v Royal Bank of Scotland EWCA Civ 1832 [2022] 1 WLR 2136 concerning the limitation period applicable to unfair credit relationship claims, and the DIFC case of Altamimi and Ors v Emirates NBD Bank and Ors (Cooke J, DIFC, 31 March 2022) concerning the recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings by the DIFC.

Recent commercial practice has involved acting in several cases for private equity investors in disputes with the vendors of large corporates, including allegations of negligently inaccurate accounting and breaches of tax and accounting warranties. John represented the defendants successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English Courts on the grounds of forum non conveniens and the ability to obtain a fair trial in a foreign jurisdiction (Nimer v United Al Saqer Group LLC [2021] EWHC 50 (QB)).

John has advised on and appeared in cases raising issues of contractual frustration (Natixis v Famfa Oil [2020] 2 WLUK 330), MAC clauses in the light of governmental sanctions, and the effect of the Coronavirus on a share sale price adjustment mechanism.

Recent professional negligence claims include acting for liquidators in a High Court claim against a big 4 accountancy firm arising out of the collapse of a lending business and a claim against a City firm of solicitors concerning inadequate security taken for the deferred consideration payable under a share sale agreement.

John’s aviation practice covers aircraft leases, financing, sales, design, manufacture and insurance. Recent practice in 2022 includes acting in a Commercial Court claim defending a European airline in relation to claims for damages arising out of the termination of long-term leases of Airbus A320 aircraft raising issues of compliance with conditions precedent, contractual construction and mitigation.

John’s recent arbitration practice included representing a global oil services company in an ICC arbitration concerning multi-million dollar claims under a cross-border co-operation agreement.

John’s cases frequently involve regulatory matters – including FCA and hearings before Tribunals such as the London Metal Exchange disciplinary panel.

Career

Called to the Bar 1993. Silk 2013. Admitted to the DIFC Courts, Dubai.

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; British Association for Sport and Law.

Publications

Contributor to 'The Law of Bank Payments' (5th ed, Sweet & Maxwell 2018); contributor to 'Carriage by Air' (Butterworths).

Personal

Born 1968. Cambridge University MA 1st class.

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Aviation - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

John Taylor KC
John Taylor KC operates a broad practice of which aviation represents a substantial part. He applies his vast commercial expertise to matters concerning aircraft leasing, sales and product liability. He tackles a myriad of complex issues arising out of contested lease terminations and regularly tackles a range of high-value aviation litigation and arbitration.


Banking & Finance - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

John Taylor KC
John Taylor KC has a strong track record of representing banks both in the English courts and overseas. He has particular experience in cases addressing LIBOR manipulation, the operation of standard terms and the mis-selling of interest rate swaps. His banking practice incorporates disputes in overseas jurisdictions, and he has particular experience of acting in the DIFC.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
5
Band 5

John Taylor KC

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