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Jones Day welcomes Australian competition law partner in Sydney

March 2012

Washington, DC -- The global law firm Jones Day is pleased to announce that competition lawyer Nick Taylor has joined its Sydney Office as a partner. Formerly a partner with Gilbert + Tobin, Mr. Taylor also served in government, reviewing mergers and asset sales for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

"Nick's arrival is a significant addition to our global competition law practice, which now spans four continents, said Phil Proger, the Washington-based partner who leads Jones Day's Antitrust & Competition Law Practice. "With virtually every significant merger triggering multi-jurisdictional reviews and with cartel and other competition litigation increasingly spilling across borders, clients are looking to integrated law firms with a footprint in every major market for both strategic counsel and boots on the ground."

While the bulk of Mr. Taylor's work has been in his native Australia, he has also developed knowledge of many Asian competition regimes, including China (where he was seconded to King & Wood), India, Indonesia, Singapore, Korea, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Vietnam. In addition to representing clients in Asia, he has worked as an Asian competition law and policy advisor for the OECD, organizing 15 training events for Asian competition authorities and judges. Since September 2009, Mr. Taylor has been working with the OECD as its representative on its joint venture with the Korean government, the OECD-Korea Regional Centre for Competition Law.

"Nick's 15 years of experience on both the company and the government side will be an important asset for our clients seeking strategic advice on Australian competition law issues as well as providing world-class cartel defense capability," said Chris Ahern, Partner-in-Charge of the Sydney Office. "We're very pleased that Nick has chosen to join us."

Mr. Taylor received Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics degrees from the University of Adelaide.

Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune 500, the Fortune Global 500, and the FT Global 500.

Jones Day's Antitrust & Competition Law team of more than 150 lawyers located in 25 business centers around the world has resolved antitrust and competition issues in over 50 countries and in diverse industries. We have guided clients through their important transactions with strong record of success in hundreds of merger reviews. With our unique combination of trial and antitrust lawyers, we handle multi-jurisdictional investigations and government and private litigation before antitrust enforcement agencies and tribunals worldwide.

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