Dr. Will Taylor

Managing Director


Tel: +64 9 928 3292

Tel: +61 2 8864 6535
Fax: +61 2 8864 6549

Email: will.taylor@nera.com
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PhD and BCA in economics, Victoria University of Wellington
BCA with honours in money and finance (1st Class), Victoria University of Wellington


Will Taylor provides expert analysis and advice to clients across New Zealand and Australia in matters involving antitrust, regulatory, energy, and financial economics. Clients value his unique blend of competition and regulatory economics and deep expertise in energy and telecommunications. His commitment to providing thoughtful analysis and excellent support was recognized in 2020 with the Lexology Client Choice Award for Competition Economists. In 2022, GCR/Who’s Who Legal: Competition recognised Dr. Taylor as a Future Leader for Competition Economics.

Dr. Taylor seamlessly brings together his extensive experience in regulatory and competition issues, enabling him to provide highly valuable analysis and expertise to businesses regarding market studies and inquiries by governments and regulators. These studies typically assess competition and, if it is lacking, consider regulatory interventions.

Dr. Taylor advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, contracting issues, and allegations of anticompetitive practices. His most recent case experience involved analysis of the antitrust implications of technological disruption in the pay TV, insurance, broadband, and news/media markets. His broader experience spans industries including health care, manufacturing, retail, transport, and waste.

Dr. Taylor has extensive experience in the design and operation of regulatory regimes and access pricing for fixed and mobile communications services, gas and electricity networks, airports, ports, and dairy. These cases included advising regulators and regulated businesses on innovation, incentive mechanisms, financeabilty, expenditure forecasting, uncertainty mechanisms, productivity assessment, and stranding risk for gas networks.

Dr. Taylor’s blend of competition economics and energy sector experience makes him a highly sought-after expert on market design and policy questions in the energy sector. His experience includes advising governments, policymakers, and market participants on wholesale market design, reliability measures, transmission pricing, and market power assessment and mitigation.

He has a long history advising on competition and policy issues in communications and media markets. On competition matters, Dr. Taylor’s experience spans mergers, infrastructure sharing, access pricing, market studies, and spectrum acquisition. On policy matters, he has assessed the social benefits of 5G and connectivity, customer inertia, the role of MVNOs, and coverage/universal service obligations.

Title Type Author
Collaboration and Combination Due to 5G: Unlocking Investment or Reducing Competition... Published Article Dr. Will Taylor and Adrien Cervera-Jackson
The Role of Economics on the Road to Autonomous Vehicles and Digital Mobility White Paper Daniel Hanson, Richard Eichmann, Richard Marsden, George Anstey, Grant Saggers, Dr. Garrett Glasgow, Dr. C-Philipp Heller, Dr. Hector Lopez, Dr. Bruno Soria, Dr. Will Taylor, and Adam Rhoten
GAR Commercial Arbitration 2021: Measuring Economic Damages with Maximum Certainty Book Julie M. Carey, Dr. Christian Dippon, and Dr. Will Taylor
Fintech Developments and Antitrust Considerations in Payments Published Article Dr. Ling Ling Ang and Dr. Will Taylor
NERA Experts Discuss the Competition Implications of the Transition to 5G Published Article Dr. Will Taylor and Adrien Cervera-Jackson
Antitrust Considerations in Payments Published Article Dr. Ling Ling Ang and Dr. Will Taylor
The Role of Cost-Reflective Distribution Tariffs and Flexibility Contracts in Support... White Paper Richard Druce, George Anstey, Dr. Laura T.W. Olive, Dr. Will Taylor, and Leen Dickx
GAR Commercial Arbitration 2020: Measuring Economic Damages with Maximum Certainty Published Article Julie M. Carey, Dr. Christian Dippon, and Dr. Will Taylor
Improving Mobile Coverage in Mature Markets White Paper Hans-Martin Ihle and Dr. Will Taylor
Economic and Financial Analyses in Australian Securities Litigation in the Wake of TP... White Paper Dr. David Tabak and Dr. Will Taylor