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Expert resume of Philip R. Wood QC

Special Global Counsel at Allen and Overy LLP

Philip R. Wood QC (Hon), BA (Cape Town), MA (Oxon), LLD (Lund, Hon) is: 

Head of the Allen & Overy Global Law Intelligence Unit 

Special Global Counsel at Allen & Overy 

Visiting Professor in International Financial Law, University of Oxford 

Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge 

Visiting Professor, Queen Mary College, University of London 

Visiting Professor, London School of Economics & Political Science

Philip Wood is one of the world's leading experts in comparative and crossborder financial law, a celebrated speaker, a well-known writer and an experienced practitioner. He works full-time for Allen & Overy in the firm's London office. He has written around 18 books, including nine volumes in the series Law and Practice of International Finance published in 2007.

His university textbook on international finance has been translated into Chinese. He was for ten years head of Allen & Overy's Banking department. He is chairman of the Sovereign Bankruptcy Group of the International Law Association and a member of the Market Monitoring Committee of the Institute of International Finance. One of his recent assignments was acting for the steering committee of the bondholders in relation to the bankruptcy of Greece. In a recent period of about a year, he delivered about 140 lectures in 30 countries.