SWAAB ATTORNEYS has lured an experienced lawyer with significant international experience to its climate change practice.
Dermot Duncan has recently returned to Sydney after seven years’ practice in the United Kingdom and joins the firm as a special counsel.
Most recently he worked for UK firm Bevan Brittan in their waste and renewables team. He also worked for Pinsent Masons and Nabarro, specialising in major projects, public private partnerships, project finance and regulation in the electricity, power, wind energy and waste management sectors.
Duncan’s recent experience includes advising on North London Waste Authority’s £3 billion ($6.1bn) waste procurement project, the £600 million ($1.2bn) West Berkshire District Council waste project, and Northern Ireland’s Arc21 residual waste project for the local government partnership of 11 councils (Ireland’s largest Public Private Partnership).
The firm’s managing partner, Fred Swaab, said: “The international climate change experience [Duncan] brings will be a great asset for our clients in preparing for and adapting to the changing business environment.”