News 03 Dec. 2015

Curtis Lawyers Contribute to Global Climate Change Debate

Two Curtis lawyers, Matthew McCullough and Kate Brown de Vejar, both had prominent speaking roles in the ongoing discussion on global climate change in advance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change taking place this week in Paris.

Mr. McCullough and Ms. Brown de Vejar recently addressed the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization's conference “Global Harmonized Carbon Pricing: Looking Beyond Paris.” They examined there the World Trade Organization and investment dispute resolution issues which might arise in connection with a global harmonized carbon pricing regime.

Yale has published a full account of the conference proceedings, which can be downloaded for free or accessed via the Center's website. The Curtis lawyers' remarks can be found in Session Six: “The elements (term sheet) of an Additional Protocol.”

Mr. McCullough is a partner in the Curtis' International Trade practice, based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Brown de Vejar, based in Mexico City, is counsel in the firm's International Arbitration group.