Kaye Scholer Continues Support of Cape Town Convention Academic Project Through 2015
Kaye Scholer, an inaugural sponsor of the Cape Town Convention Academic Conference, will continue sponsorship throughout 2014 and 2015. The 2014 conference will be held in the Faculty of Law, Oxford University on September 9-10 in Oxford, United Kingdom. The conference attracts leading practitioners and senior-level professionals from the aircraft and finance industries, governments and public bodies and academia.
This annual conference is held as part of the Cape Town Academic Project (the ‘Project’), a joint undertaking between the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and the University of Washington School of Law. The Project’s goal is to provide information to scholars, students, practicing lawyers, judges and other government officials on the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its protocols (collectively, the ‘CTC’) and advance its aims. The CTC is intended to standardize transactions involving mobile property, particularly aircraft, railway and space assets. Currently, sixty countries are parties to the CTC, making it one of the world’s most important commercial law treaties.
The Aviation Working Group (AWG) is the founding sponsor of the Project. The AWG is a “not-for-profit legal entity comprised of major aviation manufacturers, leasing companies and financial institutions that contribute to the development of policies, laws and regulations that facilitate advanced international aviation financing and leasing.”
Kaye Scholer Partner Michael Mulitz is a member of the Legal Advisory Panel to the AWG, which advises on matters relating to the CTC, its application and implementation and has published numerous related treatises and articles.