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Prof. Dr. Gordon Walker

Foreign Legal Consultant

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Gordon is an Emeritus Professor of Law at La Trobe University School of Law, Melbourne, Australia, and Adjunct Professor at Curtin University School of Law. He is an adviser to Asian Development Bank (ADB) designated as International Business Law Expert and International Financial Sector Expert. At the ADB, his work involves company, secured transactions and securities regulation law reform within the Private Sector Development Initiative. He was previously the Chair Professor of Commercial Law (1999 – 2015) and served as Head of La Trobe University School of Law.

Gordon attended 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, and graduated with 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 a 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. Gordon has over 200 legal publications.

Gordon 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.


Doctor of Juridical Science Duke, 1999
Master of Business Administration Sydney, 1987
Master of Laws Adelaide, 1980
Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) Otago, 1977
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) 
Otago, 1973


Barrister and Solicitor New Zealand, South Australia, Victoria, High Court of Australia
Solicitor New South Wales


Walker and Rosen, Gen. Eds., International Securities Regulation – Pacific Rim, Vols. 1-V (Westlaw, New York).
Rosen and Walker, General Eds., International Securities Regulation, Vols. I-VIII (Westlaw, New York). This treatise covers 30 countries.
G. Walker, General Editor, B. Fisse and I. Ramsay, eds., Securities Regulation in Australia and New Zealand (Sydney: Law Book Company, 1998), i-xli + 1-794 pages. Reviewed in (1999) 9 (3) Otago LR 585-6; (1999) 17 C&SLJ 57-8; (2000) ABLR 73-80.
G. Walker and A. Pekmezovic, Financial Adviser and Broker Regulation in New Zealand (Auckland: Wolters Kluwer, 2010) i-ix + 1-426.
G. Walker et al, Commercial Applications of Company Law in New Zealand, 5th ed. (Auckland: Wolters Kluwer, 2015), i-xiii; 1-827 plus Teachers’ Manual.
G. Walker, “Crowd-Sourced Funding, Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings in Australia and New Zealand” (2018) 36 (1) C&SLJ 111-119.

 Favorite books

A Dance to the Music of Time Anthony Powell



 Favorite quotes

“Time spent in reconnaissance is seldom wasted.”– John Marsden

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