Dr. Gordon Walker

Gordon Walker

Foreign Legal Consultant

Dr. Gordon Walker is an Emeritus Professor of Law at La Trobe University School of Law, Melbourne, Australia. He is an advisor to Asian Development Bank (ADB) designated as International Business Law Expert. At the ADB, his work involves company, secured transactions, securities regulation and trust law reform within the Private Sector Development Initiative He was previously the Chair Professor of Commercial Law (1999 – 2015) and Director of LLM in Global Business Law and the LLM for International Students programs. During 2004-2007, he served as Head of the law School and was also Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

A native of Southland, New Zealand, Professor Walker went to Otago University as the Lissie Rathbone Scholar and graduated BA (Hons.) LLB (Hons.). After a period of law practice in Wellington, New Zealand, he taught and practiced law in Adelaide, South Australia where he earned an LLM Degree from the University of Adelaide. In the 1980s, he taught at Sydney University School of Law, practiced law with Freehills, and, worked in investment banking. He earned an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Sydney and doctoral degree in law (SJD) from Duke University School of Law, USA.

Key Areas of expertise in academia and practice include securities regulation, corporate law and governance and commercial law reform. Professor Walker has over 200 legal publications.

Professor Walker has been admitted in the following jurisdictions as Barrister and Solicitor: New Zealand; Victoria; South Australia and the High Court of Australia and as Solicitor in New South Wales.


Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Otago, New Zealand

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Otago, New Zealand

Master of Laws, University of Adelaide, South Australia

Masters of Business Administration, University of Sydney , Sydney

Doctor of Juridical Science, Duke, North Carolina, USA


Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales


Editor, Rosen and Walker, International Securities Regulation, Vols.1-8 (New York: Westlaw) and Walker and Rosen.

In New Zealand, he is the lead author of Commercial Application of Company Law, 5th ed. (2015)

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