Jones Day Adds Two New Energy Partners in Beijing

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Dirk Walker and Dina Yin have joined the Firm’s Beijing Office as partners in its Energy Practice. Both Dirk and Dina join Jones Day from King & Wood Mallesons’ Beijing office.

“We are pleased to have Dirk and Dina join Jones Day,” said John Kao, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Beijing Office. “The addition of these two energy lawyers reflects Jones Day’s ongoing commitment to Asia, and in particular China, and to strengthening our Energy Practice. Dirk and Dina’s experience in representing Chinese and multinational energy companies will be great assets in advancing the interests of our clients in the energy sector.”

“Dirk Walker and Dina Yin are acknowledged leaders in inbound and outbound Asia work in the energy industry. Their experience in particular in helping Chinese companies make energy investments around the world is a perfect fit with Jones Day’s global capabilities in energy, mergers and acquisitions, projects and infrastructure, finance, tax, and many other practice areas,” said Jeff Schlegel, head of Jones Day’s Energy Practice. “We are tremendously excited to have Dirk and Dina join us at a time of historic strength for Jones Day in Asia, and in an investment climate of unparalleled opportunity for our clients.”

Dirk Walker focuses on in international business and energy transactions, including oil and gas, M&A, project finance, and project development. He has more than 20 years’ experience assisting clients with transactions both in China and abroad. Before joining Jones Day, Dirk practiced law in Beijing, Houston, Singapore, and Moscow.

Dina Yin’s practice also focuses on the energy sector, particularly in oil and gas. She has substantial experience in international oil and gas transactions and operational matters, as well as infrastructure development, with a particular emphasis on emerging markets.

Jones Day is a global law firm with 43 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500 and FT Global 500.