Paul Curnow joined Baker & McKenzie's Sydney office in 1998. Paul is a Senior Associate with the firm's Global Environmental Markets Practice, where he specialises in environmental and project development law, emissions trading, international climate change law and policy, new environmental markets and natural resources law.
Paul's key focus is advising on all issues associated with the global carbon and emissions trading markets. This includes drafting emissions reduction purchase agreements for CDM project credits, EU allowances, NGACs and other species of credits. He also advises a range of carbon funds, as well as international organisations on aspects of the international climate change regime.
Paul worked with the Australian Greenhouse Office for three years where he gained valuable experience advising on international and domestic climate change policy. He represented the Australian Government at international climate change negotiations and managed a range of bilateral partnerships with countries such as the United States, China, New Zealand, Japan and the European Union.
Paul has an honours degrees in both Economics and Law and a Master of Public Policy (Environmental Law) from the Australian National University. Paul was admitted to practice in NSW in 1998.