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Cameron Taylor

Cameron Taylor



  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and Business

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

IBA Group
Cameron works with local and international clients on a broad range of strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), takeovers, joint ventures, restructurings, capital raising, IPO's and corporate governance.

Cameron regularly advises leading private and listed companies, financial institutions and private equity firms. He has extensive experience in the New Zealand market, as well as in New York and London. He spent seven and a half years with premier US law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and worked for Credit Suisse. With an extensive international and domestic profile, Cameron is regularly invited to speak at international conferences on M&A and corporate finance.

Cameron is an Officer of the International Bar Association and also sits on the board of legal technology and AI innovator McCarthyFinch. McCarthyFinch is advancing machine learning to help industry leaders reimagine their businesses and seize new opportunities - its artificial intelligence engine Author has been purpose built to correlate the unstructured language of law, giving lawyers exponential virtualised problem-solving capabilities.

Prior to his legal career, Cameron was an international athlete and competed at the Olympic Games, World Track & Field Championships, NCAA Championships and World Junior Championships. Cameron is Chair of the board of Athletics New Zealand.

He holds an MBA in Finance from London Business School, an LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland Law School, and a BA in Economics and BBA in Finance from SMU in Dallas, Texas.

Bar Admissions

2002, New York
1998, New Zealand


M.B.A. (Finance and Private Equity), London Business School, London, 2012
LL.B. (Hons), University of Auckland, Auckland (Senior Prize in Law), 1998
B.B.A. (Finance) and B.A. (Economics), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1994
Areas of Practice

Agricultural | Capital Markets | Corporate and Business | Finance | Growth companies | Joint Ventures | Mergers & Acquisitions | Securities | Sports and Recreation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Ranked as a Leading Individual - Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Olympic Athlete - Barcelona 1992, Track & Field (200m)
London Business School - Annual Fund Scholarship
Senior Prize, Law - 1998, University of Auckland
Coller Institute of Private Equity Prize - Best Management Report, 2012 Runner Up - "European Banks - Indicators of Distress" with Ryan Brewer and Romain Prouvost. Written on behalf of a PE firm, this report analyses financial data for a range of banks in Europe and identifies a subset that could be compelling investment opportunities during the current state of volatility in Europe.

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    New York State Bar

Chair, Athletics New Zealand
Officer, Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, International Bar Association (IBA) (2013 to present)
Institute of Directors (N.Z.) - MInstD
Institute of Directors (U.K.)
New York State Bar Association


Lessons for Technology from COVID-19: M&A Transactions for Digital Assets
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, November 2020

Disruptive events tend to accelerate existing trends, and COVID-19 is no exception. Technology is transforming the way businesses operate, the products and services they offer and is reshaping the global M&A landscape – and the speed of adoption is significant...

Governance and the Rise of the Activist Shareholder
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2017

As the tide of shareholder activism rises around the world, MinterEllisonRuddWatts discussed the trend and implications for New Zealand business at its annual Corporate Governance Symposium for directors and executives last night...

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