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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

Watson Farley and Williams welcomes aviation and international law expert

Watson Farley and Williams welcomes aviation and international law expert


The firm's new expert is also secretary general of the Aviation Working Group

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has announced aviation and international law expert Jeffrey Wool has joined the firm as senior global advisor. Wool will work out of both its London and New York offices.

Wool serves as secretary general of the Aviation Working Group (AWG) – a not-for-profit international industry group that works on the development of policies, regulations and rules designed to facilitate advanced international aviation financing and leasing. He will continue in this role for AWG on secondment from WFW, who will serve as AWG’s international counsel going forward.

Wool has extensive experience in international business and financial transactions, public and private international law, and aviation law and policy. In his capacity as AWG’s secretary general, he has coordinated all AWG activity since its inception in 1994.

Wool is also a senior research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Harris Manchester College and is an affiliate member of the university’s law faculty.

Global aviation sector co-head Jim Bell commented: “I am delighted to welcome Jeffrey to WFW. His reputation and experience are peerless and his joining us highlights WFW’s standing as one of the leading law firms for aviation expertise worldwide. This is also an exciting opportunity for WFW to build on our existing relationship with the AWG, with whom we have worked so closely in recent years”.