Michelle Taylor is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.

Ms. Taylor has a broad practice within the firm’s International Arbitration, Complex Commercial Litigation and White Collar Defense & Investigations Practices, and she also advises on various aspects of international trade sanctions and export control laws.

Ms. Taylor has acted for clients in a range of high-profile and value cases before the English High Court, Court of Appeal, and arbitral tribunals.

Ms. Taylor maintains an active pro bono practice and was recently involved in producing a training and victim resource guide for domestic and gender-based violence. She also regularly advises clients as part of the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau.

Before joining Latham, Ms. Taylor was a Captain in the United States Air Force. She spent her final three years in the military on an exchange program working with the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom where she was awarded an AOC Commendation Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Ms. Taylor’s experience includes advising:

  • A State-owned gas and petroleum company in ICC arbitration in relation to disputes over an offshore oil concession in South America
  • A global medical group in ICC arbitration that involved a rare application for emergency measures concerning a dispute over a concession for the operations and management of hospitals in Malta
  • The claimant (a media, mining and energy company) in an ICSID arbitration relating to the expropriation of the Claimant’s business against the Republic of Turkey
  • A syndicate of banks in an LCIA arbitration concerning an Islamic project finance transaction in the renewable energy sector
  • A minority shareholder in disputes against the majority shareholder in a multi-national and state-owned joint-venture in real estate and energy sectors
  • A digital payment platform on regulatory requirements pertaining to the provision of cross-border payment services
  • A global financial services group regarding an investigation of off-platform trading communications
  • A cybersecurity provider conducting an internal investigation concerning potential anti-bribery and corruption in its channel structure
  • An Nigerian insurance company in proceedings to set aside registration of a foreign judgment in England

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC (Distinction), BPP Law School, Holborn, 2019
  • BA (Law), Cambridge University, 2018
  • MA in Communications Management, Webster University, 2012
  • BA in Telecommunications, Michigan State University, 2008