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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


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, and has worked as a consultant to the United Nations, the OECD-based Financial Action Task Force and the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering.

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.

Newsroom articles

  • How to weed out bad apples 11 Feb 2014

    Financial Review Asset Magazine

    Dr David Chaikin was interviewed for the Financial Review's Asset magazine cover story about rogue financial planners.

  • Corporate reputations 'at risk' in emerging markets 24 Jan 2014

    Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and Canberra Times

    Dr David Chaikin is quoted in an article that states companies have been warned they risk damaging their corporate reputations as they push into developing countries.

  • Questions arise despite crime task force grabbing $500 million haul 23 Jan 2014

    ABC 730 Report

    Dr David Chaikin was interviewed on the ABC 730 Report about a covert money laundering taskforce.

  • Former Gunns boss John Gay facing new insider trading investigation 03 Oct 2013


    ABC Radio National's PM program interviewed Professor David Chaikin, Business School, on the new insider trading investigation faced by former Gunns chairman John Gay.

  • Cover Up: Reserve Bank of Australia 01 Oct 2013

    ABC Four Corners

    Last night's Four Corners program continued coverage from yesterday's Fairfax newspapers that Note Printing Australia, a company owned by the Reserve Bank of Australia, made illegal attempts to strike a business deal with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1988

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