Martijn Wilder heads Baker & McKenzie's global climate change and emissions trading practice (with over 50 lawyers across the world) and is regarded as the leading legal expert in the area, having worked in the area for over 10 years. Representing an international client base he has advised a number of governments on the development of climate change and emissions trading laws and advises clients on international carbon transactions on a daily basis.
Of particular note he is the lead external counsel to the World Bank's Carbon Finance Business, the European Carbon Fund, The Japanese Carbon Fund, the Climate Change Capital Carbon Fund No.1 and Climate Change Capital Carbon Fund No.2 and works with international financial instructions such as Rabobank, IXIS, Macquarie Bank, ANZ, Citigroup with respect to emissions trading deals.
Martijn is also advising the Asian Development Bank on developing carbon investments. He is also advising many of Australia's largest resource, mining, coal and financial companies on emissions trading issues and as such has a good understanding of issues that they are concerned with.
- Chairman of the NSW Premier's Greenhouse Advisory Panel;
- On the Governing Board of REEEP
- An Adjunct Lecturer in International Environmental Law at the University of NSW;
- Vice-President of the International Law Association (Australian branch).
- A Governor of World Wildlife fund; and
- President of TRAFFIC (Oceania).
Martijn has honours degrees in both Economics and Law and a LLM (Master of Laws) from the University of Cambridge where he studied as a Commonwealth Trust Scholar. Martijn has published widely in the climate change and international law area.