Gilbert + Tobin has appointed one of the world’s leading climate change lawyers, Ilona Millar, as a partner in its Banking + Projects practice.

Ilona joins from Baker McKenzie, where she was a partner and global head of the Climate Change Practice. She has extensive experience in advising on carbon market transactions and helping clients respond to climate change risks and opportunities.

Ilona’s recruitment strengthens G+T’s reputation as a leading Australian advisor on all legal aspects of climate change and ESG matters. It positions G+T to be the  go-to firm for carbon markets transactions, decarbonisation and energy transition projects, climate risk governance and climate litigation.

Managing Partner Danny Gilbert commented “Managing climate change will obviously be a critical issue for the Australian economy and for our clients. Corporations will come under increasing scrutiny on how they serve society and that will impact their future performance. As legal advisors, it’s crucial that we remain at the forefront of the thinking in this space. We are delighted that Ilona is joining the G+T team and her extensive expertise will assist us greatly in shaping our strategic approach to ESG, how we develop our practice and offer our clients the best possible advice”.

About Gilbert + Tobin

Gilbert + Tobin is a leading Australian law firm, advising clients on their most significant corporate transactions, regulatory matters and disputes. We provide commercial and innovative legal solutions for ASX 100 leading companies, major infrastructure and services providers as well as government and public authorities across Australia and around the world.

Gilbert + Tobin’s market-leading Corporate Advisory and Banking + Project teams regularly advise on many of Australia’s most innovative transactions where there is an intersection between large scale capital and emerging ESG issues. Recent transactions include advising KKR on its investment in GreenCollar, a leading Australian environmental markets business, advising GreenCollar in unlocking substantial new investment, and advising For Purpose Investment Partners on an acquisition in the not-for-profit social impact and education investment space.

Gilbert + Tobin has a proud community-conscious track record on environmental issues. We were the first Australian law firm certified by Climate Active, as a carbon neutral service. We are now one of only two law firms with this certification and are also certified as a carbon neutral organisation. G+T is Australia’s first 100% renewable law firm, committed to sourcing all tenancy electricity needs from renewable sources from FY2020 onwards.

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