The work of AWG on the Cape Town Convention (CTC) is enhanced by its external legal advisory panel. The panel is comprised of leading practitioners of international aviation finance law.
The main purposes of the legal advisory panel (panel) are:
- To provide thoughts, support and interpretation on the implementation of, and compliance with, the CTC, and support to AWG on the institutionalization of the CTC, and
- To provide advice, on request, on other projects undertaken by AWG
Members of the legal advisory panel
The executive committee
The panel has a chair and vice chair, and is coordinated by its executive committee.
The lawyers currently serving in these roles, and the members of its executive committee, are depicted here. Each major work streams of the panel is coordinated by a member of the executive committee.
Members of the panel are listed here.
National contact groups
AWG has established national and regional contact groups around the world.
Currently, there are twenty such groups covering thirty-five countries.
These groups are comprised of leading local lawyers in ratifying countries and are coordinated be a leader selected by AWG.
The main function of the contact groups is to collect information relating to, and to seek compliance by such countries with the Cape Town Convention (CTC).
The contact groups also serve as forum for the discussion and assessment of practical aspects of the treaty at a national level.
The contact group network and individual groups and their members are shown below:
- Australia and New Zealand
- Middle East
- [covering Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and UAE]
- [covering Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden]
- South Africa
- South East Asia
- [covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Vietnam]
- United Kingdom
- United States