Fiona Woolf "is a consultant at CMS Cameron McKenna and has built an innovative energy and major project practice that spans law, engineering and economics, successfully building on the overlaps. She led legal teams on the Channel Tunnel and electricity and water liberalisations and privatisations in the 1980s.
"Over the last 20 years Fiona has worked around the globe in 38 different jurisdictions including many developing countries, supporting the World Bank. She has advised over 25 governments on reform strategy and liberalisation and she has vast experience in dealing with regulation, market design, procurement and environmental issues - culminating in a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for her contribution to the UK knowledge economy and invisible earnings.
"Fiona was President of The Law Society of England and Wales in 2006/7, being, in effect, the chief negotiator and spokesperson for the solicitors' profession, both in the UK and internationally. In the 1990s, she chaired the International Committee and negotiated access to legal markets in many jurisdictions.
"Fiona studied Law at Keele University and earned a Diploma in Comparative Law from the University of Strasbourg. "