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Expert resume of Philip R. Wood QC

former Head, Global Law Intelligence Unit, Special Global Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP; Yorke Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge; former Visiting Professor, International Financial Law, University of Oxford; former Visiting Professor, Queen Mary College, University of London; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert

Philip Wood is the author of over 20 books, mainly on the law and practice of international finance. Nine updated volumes in that series are coming out in 2019, published by Sweet & Maxwell, including a volume covering snapshots of the insolvency laws of all the jurisdictions of the world (321) and another with snapshots of security interests in all the jurisdictions of the world. Other topics include derivatives, financial regulation and other subjects relating to international financial law. He is a specialist in comparative financial law and has published well-known colour-coded maps of world financial law.

He was awarded a CBE and an honorary QC by the Queen for services to English law. He was won other awards, including two lifetime achievement awards.

He has lectured at more than 60 universities world-wide and established the World Universities Comparative Law Programme. He wrote a book for the general reader, The Fall of the Priests and the Rise of the Lawyers (Hart, 2016), discussing the philosophy of law.

He was a triple prize winner in the Law Society's Professional Exams prior to qualification. A pop song he composed was performed at the Westminster Central Hall sung by a choir of over 100 and accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra. He completed his last marathon in 2014 (Paris).