Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that aviation and worldwide legislation professional Jeffrey Wool has at this time joined the agency as Senior World Advisor figuring out of each its London and New York places of work.
Jeffrey serves as Secretary Common of the Aviation Working Group (“AWG”), a not-for-profit worldwide business group that works on the event of insurance policies, rules and guidelines designed to facilitate superior worldwide aviation financing and leasing. He’ll proceed on this position for AWG on secondment from WFW, who will function AWG’s worldwide counsel going ahead.
Jeffrey has in depth expertise in worldwide enterprise and monetary transactions, private and non-private worldwide legislation, and aviation legislation and coverage. In his capability as Secretary Common of AWG, he has coordinated all AWG exercise since its inception in 1994. Jeffrey performed a number one position within the growth, negotiation and nationwide ratification and implementation of the Cape City Conference (“CTC”) and chaired the group that ready the preliminary draft of the Plane Protocol. He at present leads world initiatives referring to the interpretation of and compliance with the CTC. Jeffrey additionally coordinated the formulation of AWG’s ideas on airline restructurings following the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to main on initiatives assessing ESG components in aviation financing and leasing and directing the event of the World Plane Buying and selling System (“GATS”). Moreover, Jeffrey is a senior analysis fellow on the College of Oxford’s Harris Manchester Faculty and is an affiliate member of the college’s legislation college.
WFW has a robust and shut working relationship with AWG, having advising on a number of key initiatives together with the event of its ESG framework, the design and construct of the AWG carbon calculator, and the design and construct of the World Plane Buying and selling System (“GATS”), offering ongoing assist in relation to the CTC, and reviewing particular issues in relation to aviation insurance coverage related to latest world occasions.
World Aviation Sector Co-Head Jim Bell commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Jeffrey to WFW. His status and expertise are peerless and his becoming a member of us highlights WFW’s standing as one of many main legislation corporations for aviation experience worldwide. That is additionally an thrilling alternative for WFW to construct on our current relationship with the AWG, with whom we now have labored so carefully lately”.