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David A. Chaikin

LLB/ BCom (With Merit) (Accounting. Finance) UNSW LLM Yale PhD in Law Cambridge
Associate Professor

Rm 523
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 7132
Fax +61 2 9351 7473
david.chaikin@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Prior to his academic appointment at the University of Sydney Business School, David was a practising lawyer specialising in multi-jurisdictional investigations, transnational commercial and criminal litigation, as well as offshore corporate and banking law. He has held appointments as Senior Assistant Secretary of the Australian Attorney-General's Department and Senior Legal Officer of the London-based intergovernmental body, the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has worked as a consultant to the United Nations, the OECD-based Financial Action Task Force, the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the Australian Financial Services Council.

David teaches in the areas of banking and finance law, corporate and commercial law, and asset protection/management of wealth risks. He has previously been a tenured lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a lecturer at Kings College, University of London.

David's research expertise is in comparative corporate law, financial crime, tax evasion and money laundering, financial services law and regulation, offshore finance, private banking and wealth management. He is a recipient of an ARC Discovery Grant and has been a lead consultant on major international research projects in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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Publications

2014

2
Book Section/s

Chaikin DA 2014 Forthcoming 'Political Risks of Offshore Financial Centres: The Cyprus Bail-Out' in Emerging Markets and Sovereign Risk, ed. Nigel Finch, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2014 'Shadow Banking and Underground Banking: An Analysis of Typologies from China', The University of Sydney China Studies Centre 2014 Annual Workshop on Chinese Law, Sydney, Australia, 4th October 2014

Chaikin DA 2014 'Corruption and State-Owned Enterprises: An Australian Case Study and its Public Policy Implications', 2nd Geneva-Harvard-Renmin-Sydney Law Schools Corporate Governance Conference, Beijing, China, 12th July 2014

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Chaikin DA 2014 'Research into Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing - Trends and Responses', Anti-Money Laundering Summit, Sydney, Australia, 12th September 2014

Chaikin DA 2014 'The misuse and abuse of information', 32nd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 7th September 2014

Chaikin DA 2014 'Focus on Corruption: Seven Views to Consider', Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia Business Forum 2014 Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 16th May 2014 Link

Chaikin DA 2014 'How Anti-Money Laundering Systems Are Used to Combat Financial Crimes', C5 2nd Forum on Anti-Corruption Australia, Sydney, Australia, 26th March 2014

10
Report/s

Chaikin DA and Brown E 2014 'An Alternative Australian Trusts Act: Empirical and Implementation Perspectives', Second report for Phase Two submission to the Murray Financial Systems Inquiry Link

Chaikin DA 2014 'Measuring Performance and Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering Law', Presentation and Submission to the Financial Action Task Force Mutual Evaluation Assessment Team - 31 July

Chaikin DA and Brown E 2014 'Global Competitiveness and Exporting Financial Services: A Proposal for an Alternative Australian Trusts Act', Submission to the Murray Financial Systems Inquiry Link

2013

2
Book Section/s

Chaikin DA 2013 'Financial Crime Risks and the Professions' in Financial Crime Risks, Globalisation and the Professions, ed. DA Chaikin, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-15

Chaikin DA 2013 'Are Lawyers Gatekeepers or Arbitrageurs in Corporate Governance' in Financial Crime Risks, Globalisation and the Professions, ed. DA Chaikin, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 73-87

3
Edited Book/s

Chaikin DA 2013 'Financial Crime Risks, Globalisation and the Professions', Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 163

4
Journal Article/s

Chaikin DA 2013 'The rise of virtual currencies, tax evasion and money laundering', Journal of Financial Crime, vol.20:4 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2013 'Policy and Fiscal Effects of Underground Banking and Shadow Banking', International Conference of Chinese Tax and Policy, Xiamen, China, 15th December 2013 Link

Chaikin DA 2013 'Research and Publication Roundtable', International Conference of Chinese Tax and Policy, Xiamen, China, 15th December 2013 Link

Chaikin DA 2013 'Transparency of Corporate Ownership in Private Companies: The UK Government’s Radical Proposals', Company Law Discussion Group, Sydney, Australia, 27th November 2013

Chaikin DA 2013 'Directors’ Risks and Legal and Illegal Asset Protection Schemes', 31st Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 8th September 2013

Chaikin DA 2013 'Prosecuting Corrupt Dictators', 31st Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 8th September 2013

Chaikin DA 2013 'Global Law Firms: From Corporate Governance Gatekeepers to Guardians of Global Financial Systems Stability', 5th International Conference on Financial Criminology ICFC 2013 - "Global Trends in Financial Crimes in the New Economies", Shah Alam, Malaysia, 29th May 2013

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Chaikin DA 2013 'The Face of Corruption in Australia: How to Detect Fraud and Minimise Exposure through Active Monitoring', C5 Forum on Anti-Corruption in Australia, The Menzies Hotel, Sydney, Australia, 29th April 2013

2012

2
Book Section/s

Chaikin DA and Cadiz Dyball M 2012 'Tax Compliance and Administrative Challenges: Lessons from the Philippine Experience' in Taxation in ASEAN and China: Local Institutions, Regionalism, Global Systems and Economic Development, ed. Nolan Cormac Sharkey, Routledge, Milton Park, United Kingdom, pp. 73-96

Chaikin DA 2012 'Transnational Corruption and Conflict Minerals' in Contemporary Issues in Mining: Leading Practice in Australia, ed. Nigel Finch, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, pp. 174-95

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2012 'Economically Motivated Crime - The Viability, Relevance and Methodology of Research', 30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 9th September 2012

Chaikin DA 2012 'FATF’s Recommendations - what’s new and what matters', 30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 9th September 2012

Chaikin DA 2012 'The Implications and Risks for those in business – of minding other people’s wealth', 30th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 9th September 2012

10
Report/s

Chaikin DA 2012 'Investigating an optimal approach for the Australian accounting profession to respond to Anti-Money Laundering regulation', Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

11
Seminar Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2012 'Global Mining and Corruption Risks, Vietnamese Communist Party Inspectorate AusAID Anti-Corruption Program, Novotel Hotel Sydney, Australia 2012

Chaikin DA 2012 'Money Laundering Case Study: Investigatory and Prosecutorial Perspectives, Prosecution Capacity Building in West Africa Training Program AusAID, Sydney Law School, Australia, 28 November 2012

Chaikin DA 2012 'Global Mining Companies and the Challenges of Transnational Corruption, Conflict Minerals and Money Laundering, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (China), 7 May 2012

2011

2
Book Section/s

Chaikin DA 2011 'Corrupt practices involving off-shore financial centres-Chapter 11' in Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption, ed. Adam Graycar and Russell G. Smith, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 203-23

4
Journal Article/s

Chaikin DA 2011 'Adapting the Qualifications to the Banker's Common Law Duty of Confidentiality to Fight Transnational Crime', The Sydney Law Review, vol.33:2, pp. 265-94

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2011 'Networks of Crime: Corruption, Money Laundering and Tax Evasion', Vietnamese Communist Party Anti-Corruption Program, Novotel Hotel, Sydney, Australia, 3rd December 2011

Chaikin DA 2011 'Pursuing the Ill-gotten gains of Tyrants', 29th International Symposium on Economic Crime 2011 - "Responsibility for Risk", University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 11th September 2011

Chaikin DA 2011 'Anti-Corruption Laws and the Governance of the Accounting and Legal Professions', 29th International Symposium on Economic Crime 2011 - "Responsibility for Risk", University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 11th September 2011

Chaikin DA 2011 'Financial inclusion: aligning AML/CTF', 29th International Symposium on Economic Crime 2011 - "Responsibility for Risk", University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 11th September 2011

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Chaikin DA 2010 'A Critical Examination of How Contract Law is Used by Financial Institutions Operating in Multiple Jurisdictions', Melbourne University Law Review, vol.34:1, pp. 34-68

Chaikin DA 2010 'International anti-money laundering laws: Improving external accountability of political leaders', U4 BRIEF (Anti-Corruption Resources Centre Briefing Paper), vol.August 2010:4, pp. 1-4

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2010 'The Development of a Model International Financial Centre: The Case of Switzerland', Brunei International Financial Centre Conference hosted by the Government of Brunei, Brunei Darussalam, 21st September 2010

Chaikin DA 2010 'The challenges of proving transnational corruption in international arbitration', 28th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 12th September 2010

Chaikin DA 2010 'The global financial crisis and financial crime', 28th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 12th September 2010

Chaikin DA 2010 'Fraud Controls and Unravelling of Corporate Crimes', Regional Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Companies Commission of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24th June 2010

Chaikin DA 2010 'Financial Crime and The Global Financial Crisis', Regional Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Companies Commission of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24th June 2010

Chaikin DA 2010 'Impact of Anti-Money Laundering Laws on Tax Evasion', Company Law Discussion Group, Sydney, Australia, 27th May 2010

2009

1
Book/s

Chaikin DA and Sharman JC 2009 'Corruption and Money Laundering: A Symbiotic Relationship', Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States, pp. 234

2
Book Section/s

Chaikin DA 2009 'Crimes of the Powerful: Liechtenstein Case Study' in Money Laundering, Tax Evasion & Tax Havens, ed. David Chaikin, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 7-25

Chaikin DA 2009 'Tax Havens: An Australian Perspective' in Money Laundering, Tax Evasion & Tax Havens, ed. David Chaikin, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 96-108

Chaikin DA and Geary J 2009 'Hypothetical: Legal, Ethical and Compliance Dimensions' in Money Laundering, Tax Evasion & Tax Havens, ed. David Chaikin, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 109-37

3
Edited Book/s

Chaikin DA 2009 'Money Laundering, Tax Evasion & Tax Havens', Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne , Australia, pp. 153

4
Journal Article/s

Sharman JC and Chaikin DA 2009 'Corruption and Anti-Money Laundering Systems: Putting a Luxury Good to Work', Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, vol.22:1, pp. 27-45

Chaikin DA 2009 'How Effective are Suspicious Transaction Reporting Systems?', Journal of Money Laundering Control, vol.12:3, pp. 238-53

Chaikin DA 2009 'Risk-Based Approaches to Combating Financial Crime', Journal of Law and Financial Management, vol.8:2, pp. 20-7

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2009 'Commercial Bribery and Arbitration in Australia', Training Workshop for the Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Bureau, Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific, Sydney, Australia, 8th December 2009

Chaikin DA 2009 'Politically Exposed Persons: A Banker’s Perspective', Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering Typologies Workshop, National Bank of Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 28th October 2009

Chaikin DA 2009 'Winning the Arms Race by using Dynamic Corruption/Money Laundering Typologies', Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering Typologies Workshop, National Bank of Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 26th October 2009

Chaikin DA 2009 'Insider complicity in money laundering and other financial crimes', 27th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 6th September 2009

Chaikin DA 2009 'Conflicts of interest and duty - a persistent threat', 27th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 6th September 2009

Chaikin DA and Cadiz Dyball M 2009 'Tax Compliance and Administrative Challenges: Lessons from the Philippine Experience', Tax in ASEAN and China: Regional Challenges and Integration Conference ATAX, University of New South Wales, Australia, 17th July 2009

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Lester Z and Chaikin DA 2008 'Tax evasion through Anti-Money Laundering Laws', Butterworths:September, pp. 7-11

Chaikin DA 2008 'Commercial corruption and money laundering: A preliminary analysis', Journal of Financial Crime, vol.15:3, pp. 269-81

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2008 'Crimes of the Powerful – Liechtenstein/Switzerland case study', Money Laundering, Tax Evasion & Tax Havens Symposium, University of Sydney, Australia, 7th November 2008

Chaikin DA 2008 'Implementing the Recommendations of the FATF/APG Report on Corruption and Money Laundering', APG Donors and Providers Group Meeting, Sydney, Australia, 9th September 2008

Chaikin DA 2008 'Gaining an insight into the latest AML developments', 2nd Annual Anti Money Laundering Forum, Melbourne VIC, Australia, 7th March 2008

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Chaikin DA 2007 'Network Investigations of Cyber Attacks: The Limits of Digital Evidence', Crime Law and Social Change, vol.46:4/5, pp. 239-56 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2007 'Observations on the Corruption AML/CTF Research Paper', Plenary Meeting of the FATF, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France, 10th October 2007

Chaikin DA 2007 'Measures for Politically Exposed Persons: An Evolving International Standard', Capacity Building Workshop on Combating Corruption Related to Money Laundering, APEC and Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok, Thailand, 20th August 2007

10
Report/s

Chaikin DA and Sharman JC 2007 'Final APG/FATF Anti-Corruption/AML/CFT Research Paper, FATF/PLEN(2007)37',

Chaikin DA and Sharman JC 2007 'Interim report on the work of the APG/FATF Anti Corruption and Money Laundering Project', 10th Annual Meeting of the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering

11
Seminar Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2007 'Deterring Corrupt Senior Political Figures: the Use of International Anti-Money Laundering Systems, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, 15 October 2007

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Chaikin DA 2006 'Impact of Swiss Principles of Mutual Assistance on Financial and Fiscal Crimes', Revenue Law Journal, vol.16, pp. 192-214

Chaikin DA 2006 'Penetrating Foreign Nominees: A failure of strategic regulation', Australian Journal of Corporate Law, vol.19:2

5
Conference Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2006 'Costs and benefits of anti money laundering laws', 24th International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 10th September 2006

Chaikin DA 2006 'Computer assisted and related crime', 24th International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 10th September 2006

10
Report/s

Chaikin DA 2006 'Observations on the Attorney-General’s Department Discussion Paper - A New Extradition System: A Review of Australia’s Extradition Law and Practice',

11
Seminar Paper/s

Chaikin DA 2006 'Money laundering – Where is the risk?, Money Laundering and Risk Symposium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 21 July 2006

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Chaikin DA 2005 'Policy and fiscal effects of Swiss Bank secrecy', Revenue Law Journal, vol.15, pp. 90-110

Chaikin DA 2005 'Nominee shareholders: Legal, commercial and risk aspects', Australian Journal of Corporate Law, vol.18:3

Chaikin DA 2005 'Policy and legal obstacles in recovering dictator’s plunder', Bond Law Review, vol.17:2, pp. 27-46

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Chaikin DA 2005 'Legal and reputation risks in a globalised world', Workshop on World of Risk: New Approaches to Global Risk Society, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 5th September 2005

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