Bennett Jones Welcomes Andrei Marcu As Senior Climate Change and Emissions Trading Advisor



    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Bennett Jones LLP, already recognized both in
Canada and internationally as a preeminent climate change and emissions
trading law firm, today welcomed Andrei Marcu to the firm as Senior Climate
Change and Emissions Trading Advisor. Mr. Marcu was formerly President and CEO
of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and recently the
Chief Executive Officer of the BlueNext Environmental Exchange.
    Mr. Marcu's deep knowledge of both policy and practical issues relating
to emissions trading is recognized around the world. He will work with the
firm's clients in Canada and abroad, and bring to bear his insights from his
long career in the carbon/emissions trading business.
    Mr. Marcu was successful in building IETA from 1999 to 2007 as a
respected business voice advocating the adoption of emissions trading to
harness market mechanisms to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.
From its modest beginning, IETA evolved to encompass approximately
180 businesses around the world, including many major oil and gas,
electricity, manufacturing and financial service companies. He was previously
the manager of corporate initiatives at the United Nations Development Program
for two years, after a number of years at Ontario Hydro in Toronto.
    Says Hugh MacKinnon, Chairman and CEO at Bennett Jones, "We are delighted
to have Andrei Marcu join our firm. He is held in high regard around the world
in the increasingly important emissions trading area. Our clients and our
friends will certainly benefit from his presence."
    Gray Taylor, Chair of the Bennett Jones Climate Change and Emissions
Trading practice further states, "I have worked with Andrei Marcu for many
years as climate change policy, and particularly the emissions trading
business, has developed and matured. Andrei is a positive force who is highly
regarded by participants in this developing area and has dealt creatively and
effectively with both policy and practical issues as they have arisen. I am
very pleased to be working with Andrei Marcu as Bennett Jones continues on its
path of being a world leader in the climate change and emissions trading
area."

    About Bennett Jones LLP

    Bennett Jones is a leading business law firm founded and focused on
principles of professional excellence, integrity, respect and independent
thought. Our firm's leadership position is reflected in the law we practise,
the groundbreaking work we do, the client relationships we have, and the
quality of our people. Our professional practice encompasses virtually every
sector of business, industry and government with offices in Calgary, Toronto,
Edmonton, and now Ottawa.





For further information:

For further information: Gray E. Taylor, Chair, Climate Change &
Emissions Trading Group and Corporate Law Partner, Bennett Jones LLP, T: (416)
777-5769

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