Jeffrey Wool

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Affiliate Professor of Law
Executive Director, Cape Town Convention Academic Project

Phone: (206) +44 7841 000 447

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Professor Wool re-joined the UW law faculty in 2012. He teaches transnational commercial law and serves as the executive director of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project, a joint undertaking between UW law faculty and Oxford University Faculty of Law. Professor Wool has been a visiting faculty member at Oxford University and IDC School of Law, Israel, and lectured on aviation law at Leiden University and McGill University. He also serves as secretary general of the Aviation Working Group, an international industry group that works on the development of policies, regulations and rules designed to facilitate advanced international aviation financing and leasing. Professor Wool is head of aerospace law and policy at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, based in the Firm's London office.

Professor Wool has been and remains involved in all aspects of the development and implementation of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention), including as (i) chairman of group that prepared the initial draft of the Aircraft Protocol thereto, and (ii) the chair of the International Registry Advisory Board. He coordinates the Aviation Working Group's consultations with countries around the world on the ratification and implementation of the Cape Town Convention.

He is special advisor to the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) on international equipment financing, and chairs the American Foundation for International Uniform Law, a chartable organization that supports inter alia the work of Unidroit.

Professor Wool taught transnational commercial law at University of Oxford and IDC, and previously taught comparative commercial law and international contracting at the University of Washington School of Law.

Professor Wool's most recent major publication is of Transnational Commercial Law (2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 2012)(co-author). He was also consultant on the academic version of the publication.

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