Clean Technology 2010
Alexander Sarac

Alexander Sarac

General Counsel, Carbon Transactions

EcoSecurities

Alexander Sarac, in his role as General Counsel, heads a team of lawyers located in EcoSecurities’ offices in China, Malaysia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. Alexander advises EcoSecurities in all carbon related purchase, sales, investment, and joint venture transactions both in the voluntary and compliance carbon markets globally. This includes structuring these transactions from a legal side, mitigating risks and overseeing compliance with EcoSecurities’ internal policies as well as potential conflicts with host countries’ jurisdictions. Alexander advises EcoSecurities on all policy and regulatory matters regarding the CDM framework, European, national and international regulations related to climate change. In an advisory role, Alexander participates actively in the Clean Development Mechanism negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations. Prior to joining EcoSecurities, Alexander was a fellow at the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) in Washington DC; worked as a lawyer in the German Court system and in corporate law firms in Germany. Alexander is a member of the German Bar (admitted to represent clients at all State Supreme Courts), the German-American Lawyers' Association, is a member of the board of the Carbon Markets Investor Association (CMIA) and Vice-Chair on the board of the German Emissions Trading Association. Alexander was short-listed by the British Legal Awards 2009 for General Counsel of the Year and holds a Masters of Laws in International and European Business Law (summa cum laude).
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