Louis de Koker


Louis de Koker holds a chair in law at the La Trobe Law School where he is the Associate Dean: Research and Industry Engagement. 

His research on risk-based money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation regulation in developing economies has been applied by regulators and cited by international bodies including the World Bank, the IMF, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Louis was a member of a World Bank team that researched financial crime controls relating to mobile money; a member of the core team that designed the World Bank tool for national money laundering risk assessment; and a member of the FATF project group that drafted their guidance papers on aligning financial inclusion and financial integrity and digital identity guidance.

Recent books include Goldbarsht and De Koker (eds) Financial Technology and the Law: Combating Financial Crime (Springer, 2022) and De Koker et al Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing: Law and Compliance in South Africa (NexisLexis South Africa, 2022).

From 2014-2019 he was the national program leader of the $1.8 million Law and Policy research program of the Australian government-funded Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre. This program considered the legal and policy aspects relating to Big Data analysis and Australian national security objectives.


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