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Baker & Mckenzie
Level 27, A.M.P. Centre
50 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Tel: + 61 2 8 922 5276


Martijn Wilder is head of the Firm’s Global Environmental Markets practice. He focuses on climate law and finance, federal and international environmental law, environmental and clean energy infrastructure projects and agribusiness.

He is regarded as a legal pioneer in the development of legal mechanisms and regulations underpinning the emergence of international carbon and broader environmental markets. He is ranked as a Star Individual (the highest ranking available) by Chambers Global, is listed among the best lawyers in his field by Best Lawyers Australia 2009-2013 and is listed in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2009-2013. He is also listed for Australia, Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Best Lawyers International 2013.

Martijn is chairman of Low Carbon Australia, a board member of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, chair of the NSW Climate Change Council, on the governing board of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, and a director and governor of WWF. He is also a committee member of the Australian Initiative for Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Martijn is a professor of climate change law at the Australian National University and an affiliate, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research Department of Land Economy University of Cambridge.

In 2012, Martijn was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition for “service to environmental law, particularly in the area of climate change through contributions to the development of law, global regulation, public policy and the promotion of public debate, and to the community”. In 2013, he was awarded the Lawyer’s Weekly Law Firm Partner of the Year award.

Practice Focus

Martijn focuses on four main areas. He advises on:

Climate law and finance, including the development of law and policy, its implementation and application and commercial transactions, projects and investments within or driven by such regulatory frameworks.

International, federal and state environmental law, including the development of law and policy, and advises on complex and contentious issues around environmental protection most recently in relation to fisheries, biodiversity and world heritage matters.

Environmental infrastructure, including energy efficiency, renewable and clean energy projects, he has a specific focus on the development of the Australia sustainable aviation biofuels and public-private green growth project partnerships.

Agribusiness, particularly on clients acquire Australian agribusiness assets, managing such projects and energy crops.

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