Dirk P. Walker

Dirk Walker's practice focuses on cross-border M&A, oil & gas transactions, and project development. He has more than 20 years of transactional experience representing clients in the energy industry and emerging markets and also assists energy and non-energy companies with their investments into China.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Dirk worked in the Beijing offices of international law firms for nearly a decade where he assisted all the main Chinese state-owned oil companies in connection with their outbound acquisitions and international operations, including in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), the Americas, and Africa. His work includes structuring transactions; drafting and negotiating purchase agreements; granting instruments, joint venture, joint operating, and unitization agreements; and day-to-day operational contracts. [1]