Jody Wood is a partner at ZFZ in London.

Jody’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration in the maritime, trade and aviation sectors. He brings extensive experience to the team, having been a Partner at a major international law firm in London and having practised in Singapore for nine years.

On the shipping and trade side, Jody’s experience includes MOA/sale and leaseback, charter-party, bill of lading, ship build/management and sale of goods matters in which he acts for owners, charterers, insurers, managers and traders.  Jody has significant experience of acting for banks, funds and other lenders in distressed debt/special situations, including the enforcement of loans and credit facilities secured by shipping assets and associated security.

On the aviation side, Jody’s experience includes foreclosures against aircraft in various jurisdictions, repossessions of detained aircraft, leasing disputes (airframes and engines) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility disputes.

Jody is a specialist and experienced arbitration practitioner and was appointed as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) in 2017.

Outside work, Jody’s family keeps him busy, and he enjoys cycling, running, surfing and the odd glass of red wine.

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Professional Experience

  • Partner, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, London/UK (since 2023)
  • Partner, Reed Smith, London (2021-2023)
  • Counsel, Reed Smith, Singapore & London (2016-2020)
  • Senior associate, Reed Smith, Singapore (2013-2015)
  • Associate, HFW, Singapore (2010-2013)
  • Claims Executive, The Standard P&I Club, London & Singapore (2007-2010)


  • Diploma in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore (2017)
  • Maritime Law Short Course, Southampton University, Singapore (2010)
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford, UK (2001-2002)
  • Law with French (LLB Hons), UWE, Bristol/UK (1997-2001)