The Sydney office of international firm Jones Day has poached former Gilbert + Tobin competition partner Nick Taylor.
"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 and 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 Taylor's work has been in Australia, including time at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), 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 specialist for the OECD, organising 15 training events for Asian competition authorities and judges. Since September 2009, 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 defence capability," said Chris Ahern, partner-in-charge of the Sydney office.