The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is one of three Anti-Money Laundering regulators in New Zealand. Last month, the DIA’s 5th major High Court case moved towards a conclusion, and it confirms an increasing trend to keep individuals on the hook for compliance failings.Read more
Barrister, Akarana Chambers
Gary is a leading independent Barrister in New Zealand, specialising in regulatory investigations and proceedings, both advocacy and related risk management or compliance advice.
Regarded as NZ’s most experienced Anti-Money Laundering lawyer, Gary has worked in this field since 2007. His work includes dealings with all three of NZ’s AML/CFT Supervisors, and the Police Financial Intelligence Unit, as well as cases involving AUSTRAC in Australia and the Cook Islands.
Over the last two decades, Gary has represented clients dealing with New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority, Serious Fraud Office, Commerce Commission, Department of Internal Affairs and the Reserve Bank.
He is the author of the online textbook AML/CFT Workflows & Guidance for Lawyers (Thomson Reuters Westlaw, 2018), a NZ Law Society delegate to the Ministry of Justice phase 2 reform Working Group, a member of the DIA’s Industry Advisory Group, and the International Bar Association’s country officer for Anti-Corruption issues.
Gary practices nationwide from Akarana Chambers in Auckland. You can find out more about him over at his personal website.