Dr. Peter German

Money Laundering – BC’s Experience and What you Need to Know with Dr. Peter German

Dr. German will highlight gaps in legislation, institutions, and between governments which have allowed B.C. and Canada to become increasingly vulnerable to domestic and international organized crime. He has spoken across Canada on the importance of doing more and doing it more effectively, arguing that combating money laundering and corruption requires forceful action by governments and a committed financial community.

Dr. Peter German QC, is the author of ‘Dirty Money” and Dirty Money Part 2, reports commissioned by the Attorney General of BC, relating to allegations of money laundering in the Casino, Real Estate, Luxury Vehicle & Horse Racing sectors. Dr. German is President of the International Center for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of British Columbia. A lawyer and member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars, he previously served as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, retiring as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada, and as Regional Deputy Commissioner Pacific for Correctional Service Canada. He holds various degrees including a Doctorate in Law from the University of London, focussed on asset recovery. He is the author of ‘Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering’, published by Thomson Reuters. His awards include Queen’s Counsel and Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. He was recently featured in the May 2020 edition of the CPA’s Pivot magazine.