Monty Taylor is “absolutely superb” and is highlighted as “a great advocate, beyond his years”. He draws high praise for his “growing reputation in investment treaty arbitration”.
Monty Taylor is a member of 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 represents both investors and states in investment treaty arbitrations, and also acts for clients in commercial arbitrations conducted under institutional and ad hoc rules.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Monty served as legal counsel to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank in Washington, DC. As counsel, he acted as secretary to the tribunal on numerous ICSID convention and additional facility arbitration proceedings, which involved claims based on bilateral investment treaties, the Energy Charter Treaty, the North American Free Trade Agreement, national investment laws, and international contracts. Monty previously practised in the arbitration group of a leading international firm in Sydney, Australia, where he represented clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. In the landmark case of White Industries Australia Limited v Republic of India (UNCITRAL), Monty acted as counsel for the first known Australian investor to succeed in an investment treaty arbitration against a sovereign state.
Monty is regularly invited to speak at major arbitration conferences and to lecture 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 is currently an 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.