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Nicolas Taylor (Nick)


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  • King's College London (Master of Arts EU Competition Law 2015); Australian National University (ANU) (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 1997); University of Adelaide (LL.B. 1995; B.Ec. 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor and barrister of the High Court of Australia; Legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia; Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Barrister and solicitor of the High Court, New Zealand

Government Service

  • Senior Competition Expert (focusing on Asia), Organisation of Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) (2009-2012); Policy Officer, Federal Department of the Treasury, Canberra (as part of a secondment, 1998); Mergers Investigator, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Mergers & Asset Sales Branch, Melbourne (1995-1998); Project Officer, Industry Commission, Canberra & Melbourne (1992-1995)

Nick Taylor has 20 years of competition law experience both within or for antitrust agencies and for companies dealing with such agencies. He handles merger clearance, cartel, and monopolization/abuse of dominance investigations.

Nick's practice extends beyond his native Australia, and he has in-depth knowledge of many Asia-Pacific competition regimes.

Nick also has been involved in regulation issues affecting the banking sector, including payment systems and the energy and water sectors, encompassing wholesale pool electricity and gas markets, network rate/revenue regulations, and pipeline access matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Nick was a partner in a leading Australian law firm and also worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for several years as its representative on its joint venture with the Korean government, the OECD-Korea Regional Centre for Competition Law. During his time at the OECD, he organized training events for Asian competition authorities and judges.

Nick also worked at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), where he investigated merger matters in a wide range of industries for the agency. Prior to his time with the ACCC, he worked at the Industry Commission (the forerunner to the Productivity Commission), where he was closely involved in the Commission's work on business regulation, and at the Australian government's Department of Treasury, where he was involved in the country's National Competition Policy agreements.

Nick is also a lecturing Senior Fellow in the University of Melbourne's LL.M. course, "Competition in the Healthcare Industry."

Honors & Distinctions

  • Legal 500 — recommended for competition/antitrust in Australia

    Chambers — notable lawyer for competition law in Australia

    Competition and Consumer Law Advisory Board, Melbourne Law Masters, University of Melbourne

    Senior Fellow (lecturing in the master of law programme), University of Melbourne

    Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section, Member of Competition and Consumer Committee


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