Monty Taylor is a partner in Arnold & Porter’s international arbitration group. His practice focuses on advising and representing private sector companies, government-owned entities, and sovereign states in international arbitration matters. Monty has represented claimants and respondents in investment treaty arbitrations and commercial arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, and ad hoc rules. He also accepts appointments as an arbitrator.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Monty served as legal counsel to ICSID at the World Bank in Washington, DC. As legal counsel, he acted as secretary to the tribunal on numerous ICSID convention and ICSID additional facility arbitrations, which involved claims based on international investment treaties, national investment laws, and international contracts. Monty previously practised in the dispute resolution group of a leading international firm in Sydney, Australia, where he represented clients in both arbitration and litigation proceedings.
Monty regularly lectures in the field of international arbitration. He has presented lectures at, among other institutions, University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, and Queen Mary University of London (School of International Arbitration). He also serves as adjunct professor of public international law at Pepperdine University. He graduated with bachelor of laws and bachelor of arts degrees, both with first-class honours, from the University of Sydney.