Jeffrey Wool

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Condon-Falknor Professor of Transnational Commercial Law
Executive Director, Cape Town Convention Academic Project

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Professor Wool is the Condon-Falknor Professor of Transnational Commercial Law. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford and an Associate Member of its Law Faculty. Professor Wool 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. 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 international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, based in the firm's London office, and is President of the UNIDROIT Foundation, an Dutch organization that contributes to and supports the work of UNIDROIT.

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 chairman of group that prepared the initial draft of the Aircraft Protocol thereto and chairman 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, and compliance with, the Cape Town Convention. On behalf of AWG, he is establishing a global network of contact groups, including major firms in contracting states, to monitor, assess, and address issues that arise working with the treaty in practice.

Professor Wool is a co-author of Transnational Commercial Law (2nd ed., Oxford University Press, 2012). He is also consultant on the academic version of the publication, and will serve as a specialist editor on its upcoming revised edition, dealing with the relationship between commercial law treaties and national law. He has also published recently on that topic, as well as on the design of commercial law treaties seeking economic benefit. He is currently at work on an article on compliance with commercial law treaties.

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