Howard Rosen CBE studied Jurisprudence at Oxford University and qualified as an English solicitor in 1980. Having worked as an in-house counsel for international leasing companies, at the beginning of 1989 he established Howard Rosen Solicitors, in Zug and remains its principal. He specialises in international commercial, finance and leasing law and trusts. He is also the founder and Managing Director of Rosetrust AG, a trust company in Zug Switzerland, and of Aviation Advocacy Sàrl, based in Nyon, Switzerland. Since 1996, Mr Rosen has been the Chairman of the Rail Working Group, a not-for-profit association constituted by UNIDROIT, the International Institute for Unification of Private Law, which is focused on the adoption of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention. He is a Correspondent of UNIDROIT, and former President and now honorary councillor of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce. He was President of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe between 2005 and 2012 and is a trustee and ambassador at large of the Commonwealth Jewish Council. In 2017, he set up and is now President of Swiss Friends of Oxford University and in 2018 he was made a Distinguished Friend of Oxford by the University.