Dickson Chin

Jones Day



Dickson Chin has assisted numerous clients with finding straightforward and innovative solutions to challenging problems. He has more than 20 years of experience representing investors, financial institutions, utilities, developers, energy marketers, commercial users, and other market participants in a wide 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 related clean technologies includes wind (onshore and offshore), solar, battery storage, biomass, waste to energy, carbon capture and sequestration, fuel cells, demand response, and microgrids. He has been engaged by ISDA to prepare industry standard documentation for renewable energy credits.

Dickson also 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 is involved with representing 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 has actively participated in the development of standardized agreements for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the International Energy Credit Association (IECA), and the Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP).