Christine Duhaime

Christine Duhaime Professional Biography

Christine Duhaime
Duhaime Law
Brookfield Place
181 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3

christine@duhaimelaw.com

Christine Duhaime is a lawyer and Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a certification of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Christine is frequently consulted to advise on complex and emerging legal issues in connection with financial crime and money laundering risk mitigation and compliance. She advises securities brokers, law firms, accounting firms, gaming companies, digital currency companies and financial entities in respect of anti-money laundering compliance, sanctions and financial crime risks generally and underwriters on transactional due diligence risks related to financial crime. She also provides advice on immigration-related issues and source of funds for investigations.

Christine is under contract to write a legal text on global financial crime compliance for Thomson Reuters.

Christine was an Adjunct Professor in international commercial arbitration law.

Christine wrote Canada’s first legal text on international commercial arbitration law that annotated the United Nations Commercial International Trade Arbitration Model Law and also participated in an international commercial arbitration moot and won the gold medal.

She is a frequent lecturer and presenter, particularly in gambling and anti-money laundering law and terrorist financing and is frequently interviewed in the media on legal matters, mostly recently for her expertise on digital financial regulation and law.

Current Board Activities

Christine was appointed to the Advisory Board for Canada established by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, the certification body for financial crime compliance professionals and is the Co-Chair of its Canadian Western Chapter. She is an appointed member of the task force for the development of ACAMS Canada.

Recognition

  • Listed as Global Law Expert for Corporate Law and Business Crime.
  • Appointed Fellow of the Centre for International Legal Studies.
  • Appointed Member of International Masters of Gaming Law.

Presentations

  • Financial Technology Innovations and Digital Currencies, OffshoreAlert, London England, November 2014.
  • Banking Regulatory Symposium, American Banker, Washington, DC., September 2014.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Law in the Gambling Regime, Canadian Gaming Summit, Vancouver, June 2014
  • Digital Currencies and Financial Crime Risks, 2nd Annual ACAMS Conference on Financial Crime, Toronto, June 2014
  • Law and Policy on Digital Currencies with a review of the Canadian Approach, ACAMS Netherlands, Amsterdam, May 2014.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Issues with Digital Finance, panel with several financial crime specialists including Dr. Dirk Haubrich, European Banking Authority, Bitcoin Foundation, Amsterdam, May 2014.
  • Overview of Business & Legal Risks of Digital Currencies, OffshoreAlert  2014 Conference, Miami, April 2014.
  • Digital Currencies – the Legal and Regulatory Landscape, Interac Conference, Victoria, March 2014.
  • Bitcoin – What It Is and Whether Its Risky, ACAMS Canada Chapter, Vancouver, March 2014.
  • Policy Perspectives from Washington, Inside Bitcoin Conference, New York City, March 2014.
  • Emerging Trends in Money Laundering – Bitcoin, Hawalas and Prepaid Access, 10th Annual National Symposium on Money Laundering, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Spring 2014
  • Bitcoin, Digital Currencies and Regulatory Regime, Inside Bitcoin Conference, Las Vegas, December 2013.
  • Future of Online Poker Worldwide, IMGL Conference, Oslo, September 2013.
  • Economic and Trade Sanction Compliance, ACAMS Conference, Toronto, 2013.
  • Money Laundering at Casinos in U.S. and Canada, North American Gaming Regulators Association, San Diego.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, The Canadian Institute, Toronto.
  • Managing Legal Risks of Social Media, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Toronto.
  • Online Dispute Resolution, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, The Canadian Institute, Toronto.
  • Gambling Law Fundamentals, The Canadian Institute, Toronto.
  • Arbitration Law in Canada, Europe and Asia, Vancouver.
  • Regulatory Compliance Issues, Center for International Legal Studies, Whistler.
  • International Trade – NAFTA Chapter 19, Center For International Legal Studies, Colorado.
  • Confidentiality In International Commercial Arbitration, EU-LEX Conference, Toronto.

Teaching

  • Panel Member, Poker Liquidity, International Masters of Gaming Law Conference, October 2013.
  • Panel Member, Economic Sanctions, Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Conference, ACAMS, May 2013, Toronto.
  • Panel Member, Anti-money Laundering and Corruption in Sports Betting, iGaming Asia Congress for Mobile, Gaming & Lotteries Industries,  March 2013, Macau.
  • Chair, Anti-Money Laundering Law Course, CLE.
  • Faculty, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance in Gaming, The Canadian Institute.
  • Faculty, Anti-Money Laundering Risks in Gaming, The Canadian Institute.
  • Co-Chair, Arbitration Law CLE, Vancouver.
  • Faculty, Litigation & Regulatory Matters, Center for International Legal Studies.
  • Faculty, NAFTA and International Trade, Center For International Legal Studies.

You can see Christine’s full biography here.

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