21 Century Crime and the Nexus with Cryptocurrency

20 Jul 2023 - Thu / 1 day / 10:00am - 5:00pm / Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia, 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

This seminar aims to explore the exponential growth and transformative impact of blockchain technology in criminal investigation.

Member: RM 60
Member (SLS & AAS): RM 60
Pupil in Chambers: RM 30
Law Student: RM 30
Non-Member: RM 120
Organisers: Bar Council, Chainalysis

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This seminar aims to explore the exponential growth and transformative impact of blockchain technology in criminal

In the ever-evolving landscape of 21 century crime and finance, a paradigm shift is underway. Digital assets, powered by blockchain technology, present an enticing opportunity for low-cost, high-speed, and secure value transfers across borders. The global adoption of these digital assets is on the rise, but with it comes the challenge of criminals exploiting this emerging technology. Recognising this, both law enforcement agencies and legal professionals must swiftly adapt and foster collaboration to keep pace with the rapid evolution of new financial landscapes. Together, they can navigate this changing landscape at the speed demanded by the advent of new money.

Discussion Topics:

  • Growth and impact of blockchain technology
  • Cryptocurrency and malignant threats
  • Incorporating crypto into investigations


Roger Brown is an experienced international tax and financial institutions tax lawyer who currently focuses on the crypto ecosystem. Roger is Global Head of Tax Strategy for Chainalysis, Inc. Chainalysis is a blockchain data company that serves the needs of governments, financial institutions, and other companies for transactions involving blockchain technology and digital assets.

Among Roger’s previous roles, Roger was Global Head of Tax for Lukka, a software company that designs tax and accounting solutions for transactions involving digital assets. Roger also worked for nearly a decade in the national office of the IRS, writing regulations, rulings, and other guidance; while also assisting field agents in their audits. Roger spent a similar period as a technical partner in Ernst & Young’s ("EY") financial services and institutions practice, while also serving fintech and blockchain clients of EY globally. Prior to EY, Roger gained a deep understanding of the US tax withholding and reporting rules as a partner in a law firm that was the leader in that space: Burt, Staples & Maner ("BSM").

The focus for the majority of his 30-year career has been international tax issues affecting multinational enterprises, primarily with a focus on financial institutions and products. Representative clients in his private practice have been Goldman Sachs, AIG, Deutsche Bank, MUFG, SMBC, MetLife, Aflac, Citigroup, United Technologies Corporation, and Bank of New York Mellon.

Jessica Chuah is the Country Manager (Malaysia) of Chainalysis Inc. She held the Principle, Compliance of Green Packet Berhad (Malaysia) and was a risk practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry, mainly financial technology. Her experiences include technology convergence development and implemenation in risk management and fintech projects across ASEAN countries, including e-wallets that allow for cross-border wire transfers, payroll and remittance.

She works closely with regulators, uses technology to design and establish thresholds and red-flag alerts, and continuously stress-testing processes and controls to pre-empt ML/FT fraud instances. She supports the use of distributed ledger technology to reshape industries such as enterprise, government, and banking for secure and centralised infrastructure while creating an application with decentralised business logic.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) LL.B accredited from the University of London and is a member of the Malaysian Institution of Accountants ("MIA"), a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ("FCCA") and an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant ("ASEAN CPA"). She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist ("CAMS").

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