Leading global law firm, Baker McKenzie, was one of the biggest winners in the 2017 Annual Market Rankings by Environmental Finance. The Firm won five categories, continuing Baker McKenzie's dominance of these awards.

Baker McKenzie was recognized as Best Law Firm in the categories of: EU Emissions Trading System; North American Markets (All); North American markets (California) ; Kyoto project credits (JI and CDM) and Renewable energy certificates - Australia.

The Rankings by Environmental Finance are the largest and most closely watched poll of sentiment across the markets in carbon emissions, renewable energy certificates, weather and catastrophe risk. The winners are selected by votes from clients and other market participants which judge who has provided the best service over the past 12 months.

Commenting on the awards, Martijn Wilder AM, head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Environmental Markets and Climate Change practice said: "At a time when the need to address climate change climate change has never been so critical, we remain totally committed to providing the necessary legal and strategic advice required to facilitate the global economy to net zero emissions. We are proud to have been recognized as best law firm across so many categories and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and our team whose hard work and talent make this possible."

Discussing the market, Rick Saines, head of the Firm's North American practice added: "We are now seeing governments at all levels, companies, investors and many other stakeholders recognizing the need for urgent action on climate change and taking steps to ensure the inevitable economic transition that lies ahead. We are also seeing the rapid resurgence of climate investments and including the re-emergence of carbon markets."

Ranked among the best environmental teams in the world's league tables and directories, Baker McKenzie's Environmental Practice consists of more than 300 lawyers around the world who collaborate on international efforts to promote sustainable business practices, as well as helping companies respond to the risks and opportunities of environmental law and regulation. 

Services include providing expert advice on traditional environmental law and planning matters, as well as clean and renewable energy markets, waste and biodiversity, and related issues in the agricultural, forestry and fishing industries.

For more information on the 2017 Annual Market Rankings by Environmental Finance and the outlook for the market in 2018, click here.
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