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IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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Felicity Gerry


International King’s Counsel at Libertas Chambers, London and Crockett Chambers, Melbourne & Professor of Legal Practice: § Global Law Experts 2024 Handbook White Collar Criminal Litigation law representative . § 2023 Recognised as "One of the top 5 international lawyers you want on your side" by Law and Crime Productions. § 2023 Legal 500 "Felicity is a fearless courtroom performer, dedicated to putting her clients cases faithfully and sympathetically. She is also an authoritative legal analyst." § 2023 Global Law Experts International Criminal Law Barrister § 2020 Lawyers Weekly Australian Barrister of the Year § 2016 UK Solicitors Journal Legal Personality of the Year § 2016 led the appeal before the UK Supreme Court in R v Jogee described by the BBC as "a genuine moment of legal history" Labelled “The International Dynamo” Dr Felicity Gerry KC is Global Experts White Collar Crime Expert. She recently defended in a multi-defendant alleged conspiracy to evade commodity-based tax on large scale transnational organised operation. She led the legal memorandum on due diligence in investment listing on SGX which led to the $82 million divestment of the Golden City scheme and she has a long history of prosecuting and leading for the defence in large scale fraud, oligarch asset restraint, terrorist financing and money laundering. Instructed in historic slavery reparations claim. Felicity is admitted at the International Criminal Court (ICC) (currently defending Mr Al Hassan) and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC) in The Hague, to the Bar of England & Wales and the Victorian Bar, Australia. She has also had ad hoc admission in Hong Kong and Gibraltar. Felicity holds a PhD, a Master of Laws in International Governance (LLM Int Gov), a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL). She is a Professor of Legal Practice at Deakin University, Melbourne where she is the Unit Chair in the undergraduate and JD programs teaching ‘Contemporary International Legal Challenges’ – including Sanctions Law, War Crimes, Modern Slavery, Digital / Tech law, Terrorism, and Art Law and she is involved in the clinical programs. She is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Health and Society at Salford University. Felicity has consulted for the UNODC on the intersection between human trafficking, the smuggling of migrants and cybercrime. She has a long history of training professionals. Her policy submissions have led to changes in the law on Modern Slavery, FGM & Reproductive Rights and supported approaches to Afghanistan post-withdrawal. She currently leads a Legal Services Board funded research project on Modern Slavery.


Cybercrime as a political weapon

Monday 9 October (1615 - 1730)

Room C2.2, Convention Centre, Level 2


Towards global corporate criminal liability?

Wednesday 11 October (1430 - 1730)

Room C2.3, Convention Centre, Level 2