John Taylor
  1. European Counsel

Mr. Taylor is European counsel in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the London office. He has over 15 years’ experience of working on international capital markets transactions, including issues of debt, equity and equity-linked securities. As well as issues of investment grade debt, his practice has had a particular focus on emerging market bond issues, notably in CIS and Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to advising all of the major investment banks, he has advised a wide range of issuers including sovereigns, financial institutions and corporates.

Work Highlights

Recent transactions have included advising:

  • The arranger and dealer in connection with the update of a $15 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S medium-term note program by Danske Bank A/S
  • A leading German automobile manufacturer in connection with the $500 million reopening of floating-rate notes offering and on its $3.5 billion, $2 billion and $2.25 billion notes offerings
  • The initial purchasers in connection with the $1.75 billion issuance of senior non-preferred notes by Crédit Agricole
  • Syngenta AG in connection with its European Medium Term Note Programme
  • The managers of an offering by Société Générale of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of undated deeply subordinated additional Tier 1 fixed-rate resettable callable notes >
  • The joint lead managers in connection with the $1 billion notes offering by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • The dealers and joint lead managers in connection with $10 billion notes offering of Emirate of Abu Dhabi
  • The underwriters in connection with IBM’s €2 billion notes offering
  • The dealers in connection with Danske Bank’s $2 billion notes offering
  • The managers in relation to the issue by Crédit Agricole of its €1 billion undated deeply subordinated additional Tier 1 fixed-rate resettable euro notes and £5 billion undated deeply subordinated additional Tier 1 fixed-rate resettable GBP notes
  • The managers in relation to the issue by Société Générale of its $1.5 billion undated deeply subordinated resettable interest rate notes

Professional History

  • European Counsel, Davis Polk since 2014

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales

Education

  • B.A. (Hons.), English and History of Art, University of Cambridge, 1987
    • Honors