Associate (admitted in New South Wales)
Edward is an experienced litigator skilled in advising in financial services misconduct, corporate governance and white-collar crime.
- Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
- Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA)
- Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)
Edward is an Australian-qualified lawyer with significant experience investigating and defending against allegations of fraud, corruption and financial services misconduct. He has acted for a range of stockbrokers, financial advisers, accountants and managers of investment schemes in relation to allegations of fraud and deceptive conduct in the provision of financial services. He has also defended companies, senior managers and directors against allegations of corruption in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Edward also advises on regulatory investigations relating to financial services, tax avoidance and international sanctions. He has, for example, counselled companies and high-profile individuals on possible breaches of arms embargoes and international asset-freezing regulations. He has experience guiding corporates and individuals through the investigation processes of a number of regulatory agencies.
Edward is currently completing his Masters of Law degree focusing on white collar crime and regulatory compliance in tax law, financial services regulation and competition law. He assisted Michael O’Kane with the drafting of a chapter titled “Cartels, extradition and concurrent criminal prosecution” in the leading textbook, EU Competition Law.
Edward was admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia, in 2010. He worked at Peters & Peters in 2011 before returning to Australia to work as a Judicial Assistant to a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He then spent two and half years litigating at a leading financial services firm in Australia. Edward re-joined Peters & Peters as an Associate in the Business Crime department in September 2015.