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.

what powers does the ASIC have?

What powers does the ASIC have?

 The Australian Security and Investments Commission, commonly known as ASIC, regularly exercises its powers under the ASIC Act in investigating allegations of white collar crime. Whilst primarily responsible for regulating Australia’s corporate, market and financial sectors, the nature of the modern global economy requires ASIC to work transnationally with foreign agencies. This need has further…

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Drugs and organised crime

Drugs and organised crime

Europol, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, is the EU’s law enforcement agency and assists Member States in their fight against serious international crime and terrorism. We investigate some of the key findings in the recent Europol report titled How Illegal Drugs sustain Organised Crime in the EU.   The European drug market…

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Mining corruption

Corruption risks in the mining sector

Mining projects in Australia are still big business, even on the far side of the resources boom. With billions of dollars invested, and the potential to deliver jobs and other economic benefits, there can be a lot at stake in the approvals process. As we’ve seen recently with the Adani mine in Queensland, this is…

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Bitcoin & Proceeds of Crime

How can Bitcoin be seized as proceeds of crime?

How is Bitcoin actually seized? Seizure of proceeds of crime by law enforcement involves the State taking control of seized property to prohibit the transfer, conversion, disposition or movement of the assets. In most instances, this may involve the locating and restraining of assets such as real property, cars, bank deposits, cash, boats, shares and…

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