Partner & Head of Global Environmental Markets and Climate Change Practice

 Baker & McKenzie




Martijn Wilder, heads the Firm’s Global Environmental Markets practice with more than sixty dedicated lawyers across the world. 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. Martijn is ranked as one of the leading climate change lawyers by Chambers Global and is listed among the best lawyers in his field by Best Lawyers Australia 2009. He founded and serves as chair and/or board member of numerous climate change and emissions trading advisory groups and taskforces, including the International Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) , the Carbon Trust (Australia) and the NSW Carbon Markets Taskforce. Martijn is also a Professor of Climate Change Law at the Australian National University.


Martijn advises clients on all aspects of environmental markets, particularly legal issues relating to climate change and emissions trading. He has advised governments and international agencies on the development and design of climate change and emissions trading laws, the building of market infrastructure and the procurement of carbon assets. Martijn regularly works on international carbon transactions and has advised on a broad range of investments and fund raisings, as well as establishing funds for the broader environmental markets areas. Martijn continues to be a key adviser to governments and clients on post-2012 carbon markets and funds and the development of polices and transactions in relation to reducing emission from deforestation and degradation (REDD++).