07 December 2017

Alumni Seminar - Money Laundering: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Published on 07 December 2017

Recent events such as the release of the Panama and Paradise Papers and the Commonwealth Bank ATM scandal highlight money laundering, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing as topics of interest to lawyers. 
Alumni of The College of Law are invited to join us for a seminar on Thursday 7 December where Edward Greaves, Barrister at Francis Burt Chambers, will help you understand money laundering offences under Division 400 Criminal Code (Cth) and money laundering methodologies.

You will learn: 
  • What is money laundering
  • What is anti-money laundering
  • Statutory obligations imposed on practitioners
  • How practitioners can mitigate risks in this area 
Thursday, 7 December 2017
5:30pm - 6:30pm 
The College of Law
Ground Floor, Durack Centre
263 Adelaide Terrace
Perth WA 6000
CPD Points 
1 CPD point - Competency Area 4 - Substantive Law
This is a free event for College of Law alumni
This event is also a networking opportunity -  following the seminar, we will serve drinks and canapés so you can enjoy the opportunity to talk to our speaker, College lecturers and fellow alumni.







Edward Greaves

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Edward was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2002 after graduating from the University of Western Australia. He commenced at the Bar in 2014 after previously holding a number of senior roles in government including as a Federal Prosecutor. Prior to that he was at Christensen Vaughan (which has since merged with Gadens) practising exclusively in commercial litigation, primarily corporate insolvency.

Edward has held positions as Managing Principal Legal Officer, Criminal Assets for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and later Deputy Counsel, Australian Federal Police (AFP) with responsibility for Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
He has acted for a diverse range of clients (including the government, banks and other financial institutions) in relation to their interests under confiscations legislation. In early 2015 he was consulted by an external review of the AFP’s Proceeds of Crime arrangements.
A career highlight was receiving a United States Attorney Award from the United States Ambassador to Australia. The award was conferred for Edward's management of a significant global asset forfeiture case in which they recovered USD 24 million.
In 2017 Edward was recognised by Doyles on their leading criminal law barristers list.
He was awarded the Chief Justice’s prize for best performed reader at the 2014 WA Bar Association’s Bar Readers’ Course, as well as the 2014 Essential Trial Advocacy Course Award for equal top performance in the Trial Advocacy course.
Edward has a particular interest in statutory interpretation. He has argued a number of novel points of statutory interpretation and recently presented a paper on Statutory Interpretation – Practical Problem Solving