Niall Coburn is the Regulatory Intelligence Expert at Thomson Reuters in the Asia-Pacific region and a Barrister at the Queensland Bar.
As an expert on regulatory issues at Thomson Reuters, Niall writes articles, white papers, gives presentations in the region and liaises with the banking industry internationally concerning regulatory developments in the Asia-Pacific region.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, he was the regional Managing Director at FTI consulting, responsible for leading its Regulatory and Forensic Investigation Practice in Australia. FTI is a global consulting firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange with 500 offices worldwide.
Niall was also a Senior Lawyer and Specialist Adviser at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. In this role he led high-profile investigations into complex corporate crime cases. He has also worked internationally, being part of a team that created the regulatory structure for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Niall was appointed Director of Enforcement at the DIFC in 2003 and worked with international law enforcement agencies to combat financial crime.
Niall has also worked in the Asia-Pacific region in his own consultancy, Coburn Intelligence in China and Hong Kong, investigating major frauds and misleading conduct in the investment industry.
Niall was awarded an Australia Day Honour from the Commonwealth Government for his work leading major criminal investigations at ASIC. He is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia and a member of the Queensland Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
2020 saw landmark enforcement actions from regulators across Asia-Pacific as financial institutions across the region paid $5.1 billion in fines for anti-money laundering failures. By March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic…