Christine Duhaime

Christine Duhaime Professional Biography

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

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.

She practices in Canada and Asia (the latter in association with an Asia-based law firm).

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’s legal articles on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing are frequently cited by scholars, including by the Eurasian Group on Combatting Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in its Typology Report on the Risks of Money Laundering in Foreign Trade Transactions (Moscow).

Christine is under contract to write a legal text on global financial crime compliance for Thomson Reuters and the first legal text on digital currencies, both scheduled for publication in 2014, and for Kluwer law to write the world’s first legal text on Bitcoin (digital and virtual currencies).

Christine was an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in international commercial arbitration law and an Adjunct Professor in 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 currency 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 world’s leading 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 the ACAMS Canada.

Christine was recently appointed to the new money systems and legal advisory boards of the U.S. based Lifeboat Foundation.


  • Listed as Global Law Expert for Corporate Law and Business Crime.
  • Appointed Member to New Money Systems Advisory Board and Legal Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation, a U.S. think tank.
  • Appointed Fellow of the Centre for International Legal Studies.
  • Appointed Member of International Masters of Gaming Law.

Seminars and Presentations

  • Bitcoin, Virtual Currencies and Regulatory Regimes, Inside Bitcoin, Las Vegas.
  • Future of Online Poker Worldwide, IMGL Conference, Oslo.
  • Economic and Trade Sanction Compliance, ACAMS Conference, Toronto.
  • 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 and Speaking Engagements

  • Panel Member, Poker Liquidity, International Masters of Gaming Law Conference, October 2013, Oslo.
  • Panel Member, Economic Sanctions, Compliance Regimes and Anti-Money Laundering, 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, CLEBC.
  • Faculty, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, The Canadian Institute.
  • Faculty, Anti-Money Laundering Risks, The Canadian Institute.
  • Co-Chair, Arbitration Law, Vancouver.
  • Faculty, Litigation & Regulatory Matters, Center for International Legal Studies.
  • Faculty, NAFTA and International Trade, Center For International Legal Studies.
  • Adjunct Professor, Arbitration Law and Advocacy, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.

You can see Christine’s full biography here.