Dr. Leslie is a banking and financial regulatory lawyer based in the Toronto office. He is a financial crimes specialist and advises on bank regulatory matters including international anti-money laundering and anti-corruption compliance. He has advised both Canadian and international clients on compliance with relevant regulatory laws and international best practices. His experience includes providing banking and regulatory advice to prominent Canadian, US and European financial institutions, as well as other clients classified as “reporting entities”.
In his recent role, Dr. Leslie has helped clients to mitigate risks associated with anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, virtual assets and crypto currencies. He has also helped such institutions with developing a workable and well-established cybersecurity legal framework. Dr. Leslie regularly interfaces with regulators and, recently, he was part of a government established anti-money laundering advisory board. Dr. Leslie is the author of the internationally acclaimed textbook, Legal Principles for Combating Cyberlaundering, following his resourceful research in global bank regulations and cyber-security at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in International Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. Previously, he served as an Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Court.
Daniel presented a legal update session on the impacts of Canada's Digital Charter and the risks of data management