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Cormac Cullinan

Areas Of Practice:
Environmental Law
Phone Number:
Email address:
79 Waller Crescent, Roseglen, Morningside, Durban, 4001
Kwazulu Natal / Durban
Postal Address:
79 Waller Crescent , Roseglen, Morningside, Durban, 4001
BA, BA (Hons), LLB , LLM (Environmental Law)

Cormac is a senior environmental lawyer and adviser on institutional, policy and regulatory reform in the fields of environment and natural resource management.

He was admitted as an attorney in March 1989 and has specialised in environmental law since 1992 when he completed a Masters degree in environmental law at the University of London.

With talents that include strong communication, writing, drafting and leadership skills, Cormac is known for developing practical and innovative approaches. He is an expert on international and South African environmental law and policy and acts for a wide range of public sector, private sector and NGO clients.

Cormac also manages EnAct International ( ) and is a member of the IUCN Environmental Law Commission. He began his legal career as a part-time law lecturer, before doing articles and practising as a shipping lawyer in Durban, and then as an international commercial and tax lawyer in Luxembourg and London. In 1993 he founded EnAct International, an environmental law and policy consultancy in London. He returned to South Africa in 1999.

Wide-ranging experience in policy formulation has given Cormac particular expertise in drafting legislation and international treaties as well as in designing and strengthening governance systems (including laws, policies and institutions). He has worked on these issues in more than 20 countries, including 10 in sub-Saharan Africa. In the academic field he has lectured and written widely on governance issues related to human interactions with the environment and is the author of Wild Law as well as of several works commissioned and published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.