Dennis Miralis is a leading Australian defence lawyer with over 20 years of experience. Dennis is a Partner at Nyman Gibson Miralis and specialises in international criminal law.

Cyber mitigation strategies

Cyber mitigation: 8 strategies to mitigate security risk

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is an intelligence agency that is currently part of the Government’s Department of Defence. Its two main functions relate to signals intelligence and information security. The ASD is also a member agency of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, which is a multi-government agency initiative to ensure that Australian networks are…


FBI and International Criminal Law

The FBI and international criminal law

The growth of transnational crime is linked to increasing globalisation, with criminal groups exploiting advanced technologies to expand their reach across international borders, implementing untraceable network structures and diversifying their activities. With criminal cases increasingly having an international component, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recognised the need to cooperate with countries…


Tax Crime

What are the 10 global principles of fighting tax crime?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides a comprehensive guide to fighting tax crimes, Fighting Tax Crime: The Ten Global Principles.  The guide introduces a framework for criminal tax investigators worldwide, outlining ten key principles to follow in increasing tax compliance.   Principle 1 – ensure tax offences are criminalised Jurisdictions should have…


KYC requirements

KYC requirements for digital currency exchanges

AUSTRAC provides a guide for digital currency exchange services to develop an Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) program. In a previous article, we explored the key steps from AUSTRAC that form Part A of developing an AML/CTF program. Part B involves setting out procedures for collecting and verifying “know your customer” (KYC) information.   What is…