Isabel Taylor

Isabel Taylor
Office:
One Bunhill Row
EC1Y 8YY
City:
London
Country:
England
Tel:
+44 20 7090 4316
Fax:
+44 20 7090 5000

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Competition

Isabel has a broad competition and regulatory practice and advises across a range of industries, including regulated industries, as regards merger control, general competition law, sectoral regulatory requirements and public procurement. She has a particular expertise in state aid law.

Isabel’s recent highlights include advising Northern Powergrid on its price control appeal to the Competition and Markets Authority; Bupa on the CMA's private healthcare market investigation (and subsequent litigation) and American Express on its litigation before the European Court of Justice (on referral from the UK High Court) in relation to the interpretation and validity of aspects of the Interchange Fee Regulation and the second Payment Services Directive.

In relation to state aid, her work includes advising HM Treasury on the banking recapitalisation scheme, the Asset Protection Scheme, its interventions in relation to Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley, and in relation to RBS’s alternative state aid remedies package; the Portuguese Ministry of Finance in connection with the recapitalisations of four Portuguese banks; BIS on the creation and funding of the Green Investment Bank and Business Bank and Royal Mail on the state aid, competition and regulatory aspects of the government’s proposals for the future of Royal Mail.

Isabel is recognised as a leading individual by ChambersThe Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

WWL says: Isabel Taylor comes “highly recommended” by market commentators who highlight her as “one of the top lawyers in London for state aid and regulatory matters”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Competition

Isabel has a broad competition and regulatory practice and advises across a range of industries, including regulated industries, as regards merger control, general competition law, sectoral regulatory requirements and public procurement. She has a particular expertise in state aid law.

Isabel’s recent highlights include advising: Northern Powergrid on its price control appeal to the Competition and Markets Authority; Bupa on the CMA's private healthcare market investigation (and subsequent litigation) and its disposal of Bupa Home Healthcare to Celesio; Ocado on its 25-year agreement to license technology, logistics and distribution services to WM Morrison; ESB on its acquisition of Northern Ireland Electricity; and Royal Mail in connection with its successful appeal against a financial penalty in the UK High Court.

In relation to state aid, her work includes advising: HM Treasury on the banking recapitalisation scheme, the Asset Protection Scheme, its interventions in relation to Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley, and its 2013 review of the case for transferring the RBS assets to a “bad bank”; the Portuguese Ministry of Finance in connection with the recapitalisations of four Portuguese banks; BIS on the creation and funding of the Green Investment Bank and Business Bank; and Royal Mail on the state aid, competition and regulatory aspects of the government’s proposals for the future of Royal Mail.

Isabel is recognised as a leading individual by ChambersThe Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

WWL says: Isabel Taylor boasts a strong regulatory practice and stands out as "an excellent state aid lawyer".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

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