London, 20 November 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Baker & McKenzie LLP announced today the appointment of Graham Stuart as a Corporate Partner to lead the firm’s Climate Change and Environmental Practice in London. Graham, who will join from Norton Rose, is a leading expert in this field with over 11 years experience.
Graham has extensive carbon markets experience from origination through to distribution. He has advised carbon funds, investment banks, carbon credit aggregators and compliance buyers on emission reduction projects (both under the Kyoto Protocol’s project mechanisms and in the voluntary sector), secondary market trading operations, carbon-value driven equity investments, structured carbon transactions and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
In the environmental area Graham has worked on a broad spectrum of UK, EU and international environmental law for clients in a diverse range of business sectors including oil and gas, power, manufacturing and industrial, ports, aviation and land regeneration. He has advised in connection with regulatory matters and the assessment and management of environmental risk in complex multi-jurisdictional mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions.
Head of Corporate, Michael Caro commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Graham to the firm. Baker & McKenzie has the market leading global climate change and carbon market practice and Graham’s experience will further strengthen the service we can offer our institutional clients.”
Graham commented: “I very much look forward to contributing to the well-documented ascendancy of Baker & McKenzie – both in London and globally. The increasing globalisation of the carbon market and the great significance which environmental law now plays in transactional practices requires a commitment to deliver high quality legal advice worldwide which the team at Baker & McKenzie is in an excellent position to deliver.”