Full Name
Dickson Chin
Job Title
Jones Day
Speaker Bio
Dickson Chin assists clients with finding straightforward and innovative solutions to challenging problems. He has over 20 years' experience representing investors, financial institutions, utilities, developers, energy marketers, commercial users, and other market participants in a range of energy transactions. His practice encompasses energy marketing and trading, project finance and development, construction, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.
His experience with renewable energy and carbon transactions includes wind (onshore and offshore), solar, battery storage, biomass, waste to energy, voluntary and compliance carbon credits, carbon capture and sequestration, fuel cells, demand response, and microgrids. He was engaged by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) to prepare the U.S. Renewable Energy Certificate Annex and was a lead counsel on the ISDA working group that prepared the Voluntary Carbon Credits Definitions. He possesses distinctive experience advising on new business and product formation in innovative carbon and renewables ventures.
Dickson also co-coordinates the global derivatives lawyers of the Firm. He advises clients on financial products and derivatives for various assets classes (including commodities, interest rates, and foreign exchange), intercreditor issues, bankruptcy, and regulatory considerations related to swap transactions, including compliance under the Dodd-Frank Act.
In addition he represents clients on blockchain and other distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. He is the author of a chapter on smart contracts for an American Bar Association book on blockchain and a contributor to the ISDA Legal Guidelines for Smart Derivatives Contracts and has spoken at the Congressional Blockchain Caucus.
He is a frequent speaker on industry topics and participates in the development of standardized agreements for ISDA, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and the International Energy Credit Association (IECA).
Dickson Chin