Baker McKenzie has appointed a new special counsel, Meredith Gibbs, to its growing environment and climate change practice in Melbourne.

Meredith has acted for a range of corporate clients in the energy, resources, agriculture and telecommunications sectors, together with water corporations, government departments and other statutory bodies.

Baker McKenzie Environmental Markets partner, Jennifer Hughes stated: "We are delighted to welcome Meredith, who has advised on a wide variety of environmental regulatory issues and commercial arrangements in the areas of Commonwealth and State environmental laws, contaminated land and groundwater matters, associated waste disposal and clean-up issues, executive officer liability, incident response and environmental due diligence."

Head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Environmental Markets and Climate Change practice, Martijn Wilder stated: "Meredith's considerable experience in various aspects of climate change law including liability for carbon capture and storage, emissions trading, green financing and professional liability in the context of extreme weather events are a fantastic compliment to our growing practice, both locally (in Australia) and globally."

Upon joining Baker McKenzie, Meredith stated: "Baker McKenzie's environmental markets and climate change practice is the best in the world and allows me an opportunity to utilise my broad range of skills in interests such as climate law, along with waste disposal and clean-up issues. The opportunities at Baker McKenzie are endless."

Meredith is the inaugural Legal Fellow of the Global CCS Institute. Meredith is also named in Australian Financial Review's Best Lawyers® for Government Practice, Natural Resources Law, Planning & Environment, Climate Change Law and Energy Law.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Meredith was a partner at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers.

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