Prof Louis De Koker

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Chair In Law

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Baccalaureus Luris, University of the Free State, 1986
Bachelor of Law(s), University of the Free State, 1986
Baccalaureus Legum, University of the Free State, 1988
Magister Legum, University of the Free State, 1990
Master of Law, University of Cambridge, 1992
Doctor of Law, University of the Free State, 1997
Doctor Legum, University of the Free State, 1997

Contact

louis.dekoker@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72672

Biography

Louis de Koker holds a chair in law at the School of Law of Deakin University.

Prior to taking up his position at Deakin University in 2008, he was the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Economic Crime (CenSEC) and a Professor of Mercantile Law at the University of Johannesburg. He was the course leader of the University of Johannesburg’s Master in Corporate Law programme. He developed and led its Postgraduate Diploma in Compliance as well as its postgraduate Certificate Programme in Money Laundering Control. More than 1700 compliance officers, law enforcement officials and regulators in Southern Africa completed the certificate programme since its inception in 2000.

Louis is the author of the South African Money Laundering and Terror Financing Law (published by Butterworths LexisNexis) and a co-author of a number of corporate law books. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Committees of the Journal of Money Laundering Control and The Company Lawyer. He is also a South African editor of the international Journal of Financial Crime and a specialist editor on financial crime of Amicus Curiae, the journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London.

His research focuses on managing the relationship between financial inclusion and anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing objectives. He has undertaken various Deakin University research engagements with the bodies such as the World Bank and AusAID and has worked closely with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and with the Financial Integrity Working Group of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). This work extended to a range of developing countries including Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Namibia, Nigeria, the Ukraine and Palau. His publications have been cited in publications and research papers of international bodies such as the World Bank, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the International Labour Organisation, the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion and the World Economic Forum. He was invited to serve on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) project group to draft its financial inclusion guidance in 2011 and to revise it in 2013.

In 2004 he was awarded a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship to undertake research on money laundering control in the UK. In 2004-2005  he was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London. In 2012 he was a visiting scholar at the School of Law of George Washington University, Washington, DC. Louis has also held visiting positions at the Levin College of Law of the University of Florida and, from 2009-2013, at the University of Johannesburg.

Louis is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Examples of grants and consultancies

  • De Koker, L. (key researcher). Integrity in mobile phone financial services. 2010-2011: $44,203 – World Bank (joining Pierre-Laurent Chatain (lead researcher) and Andrew Zerzan, Wameek Noor and Najah Dannaoui)
  • De Koker, L. (key researcher). Money laundering and terrorist financing risk and vulnerability methodology. 2010: $18,199 – World Bank (joining Emiko Todoroki (lead researcher), Massoud Moussavi, John McDowell, Kuntay Celik and Peter Reuter) (awarded a 2012 World Bank/International Finance Corporation Financial & Private Sector Development Vice-Presidential Unit Award for innovation, responsiveness and collaboration)
  • De Koker, L. (key researcher). Developing guidelines for the implementation of FATF Recommendations. Project 286. 2006-2008: $655,374 - FIRST Initiative, World Bank (joining Hennie Bester (lead researcher, Doubell Chamberlain, Christine Hougaard, Ryan Short, Anja Smith and Richard Walker)

Publications and conferences

See below
 

Read more on Louis's profile

Teaching interests

  • Financial crime
  • Corporate law

Units taught

  • MLL221 Corporations Law
  • MLL388 International Financial Crime
  • MLM792 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

Knowledge areas

  •  Financial crime
  •  Money laundering
  •  Financing of terrorism
  •  Corporate law
  •  Corporate governance
  •  Compliance management
  •  Insolvent trading

Conferences

Recent conferences, seminars and workshops

  • Invited to address the 2012-Mid Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference on mobile money (Pentagon City, Washington DC) (July 2012)
  • Invited by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) to advise and address its Working Group on Financial Integrity at the 2012 AFI Global Policy Forum (Cape Town) (September 2012)
  • Invited by the Centre for International Documentation on Organised and Economic Crime (Cambridge) to deliver a paper on financial integrity at its 30th Annual Symposium on Organised and Economic Crime (Jesus College, Cambridge) (September 2012)
  • Invited by the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion to join a closed workshop of 80 international regulators and standard-setters to discuss standards relevant to financial inclusion (Bank for International Settlements, Basel) (October 2012)
  • Invited by the World Bank to address a seminar at the 2012 FPD Forum on global financial inclusion policy (Washington, DC) (November 2012)
  • Invited by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) to advise and address its Working Group on Mobile Financial Services at the 2013 AFI Global Policy Forum (Kuala Lumpur) (September 2013)

Publications

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2015

Supplier integrity due diligence in public procurement: limiting the criminal risk to Australia

Prof Louis De Koker, Mr Kayne Harwood

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 217-241, Sydney law review, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1

journal

Anti-money laundering measures and the effectiveness question

Prof Louis De Koker, Mr Mark Thomas Turkington

(2015), pp. 520-531, Research Handbook on International Financial Crime, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

chapter
2014

The FATF's customer identification framework: fit for purpose?

Prof Louis De Koker

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 281-295, Journal of money laundering control, Bingley, England, C1

journal

Conservative corporate compliance: Reflections on a study of compliance responses by South African banks

Prof Louis De Koker, John Symington

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 228-254, Law in context, Annandale, N.S.W., C1

journal
2013

Financial inclusion and financial integrity: aligned incentives?

Prof Louis De Koker, Nicola Jentzsch

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 267-280, World development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2011

Applying anti-money laundering laws to fight corruption

Prof Louis De Koker

(2011), pp. 340-358, Handbook of global research and practice in corruption, Cheltenham, Engand, B1

chapter

Aligning anti-money laundering, combating of financing of terror and financial inclusion : Questions to consider when FATF standards are clarified

Prof Louis De Koker

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 361-386, Journal of financial crime, Bingley, England, C1

journal

Protecting mobile money against financial crime : global policy challenges and solutions

Pierre-Laurent Chatain, Andrew Zerzan, Wameek Noor, Najah Dannaoui, Prof Louis De Koker

(2011), Washington DC, A1

book

South African money laundering and terror financing law

Prof Louis De Koker

(2011), Durban, South Africa, A1

book
2009

Identifying and managing low money laundering risk : perspectives on FATF's risk-based guidance

Prof Louis De Koker

(2009), Vol. 16, pp. 334-352, Journal of financial crime, London, England, C1

journal

The money laundering risk posed by low-risk financial products in South Africa : findings and guidelines

Prof Louis De Koker

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 323-339, Journal of money laundering control, Bingley, England, C1

journal
2007

Financial crime in South Africa

Prof Louis De Koker

(2007), Vol. 27, pp. 34-38, Economic affairs, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Limited Liability Act of 1855

Prof Louis De Koker

(2007), Vol. 26, pp. 130-131, Company lawyer, Oyez Pub. Ltd., C1-1

journal
2006

Money laundering control and suppression of financing of terrorism : some thoughts on the impact of customer due diligence measures on financial exclusion

Prof Louis De Koker

(2006), Vol. 13, pp. 26-50, Journal of financial crime, Bingley, England, C1-1

journal
2005

Client identification and money laundering control : perspectives on the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001

Prof Louis De Koker

(2005), Vol. 4, pp. 715-745, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg: Journal of South African law, Kaapstad, South Africa, C1-1

journal
2003

Money laundering : of watchdogs, bloodhounds and guide dogs

Prof Louis De Koker, Bernard Agulhas

(2003), Vol. AC 116, pp. 2-6, Accountancy SA, Johannesburg. South Africa, C1-1

journal

Money laundering in South Africa

Prof Louis De Koker

(2003), pp. 83-134, Profiling money laundering in Eastern and Southern Africa, Pretoria, S. A., B1-1

chapter
2002

Money laundering trends in South Africa

Prof Louis De Koker

(2002), Vol. 6, pp. 27-41, Journal of money laundering control, London, England, C1-1

journal

Money laundering control : the South African model

Prof Louis De Koker

(2002), Vol. 6, pp. 166-181, Journal of money laundering control, London, England, C1-1

journal

Die aanspreeklikheid van direkteure vir delikte gepleeg in amspverband

Prof Louis De Koker

(2002), Vol. 1, pp. 18-45, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg: South African journal of law, Kaapstad, South Africa, C1-1

journal
1999

Personal liability for the debts of the corporation - an alternative approach to corporate sanctions in South Africa

Prof Louis De Koker

(1999), pp. 149-166, The Quest for an Ideal Legal Form for Small Businesses, London, Eng., B1-1

chapter
1998

Confiscation orders in terms of the proceeds of Crime Act: some constitutional perspectives

Prof Louis De Koker, J Pretorius

(1998), Vol. 1, pp. 39-52, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse reg, Kaapstad, S.A., C1-1

journal

Confiscation orders in terms of the Proceeds of Crime Act: some constitutional perspectives

Prof Louis De Koker, J Pretorius

(1998), Vol. 3, pp. 467-482, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse reg, Kaapstad, S.A., C1-1

journal

Die roekelose dryf van besigheid in die lerse maatskappyereg

Prof Louis De Koker

(1998), Vol. 23, pp. 22-53, Journal for juridical science, Bloemfontein, S.A., C1-1

journal

Confiscation orders in terms of the proceeds of Crime Act: some constitutional perspectives

Prof Louis De Koker

(1998), Vol. 2, pp. 277-283, Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse reg, Kaapstad, S.A., C1-1

journal
1997

South African money laundering legislation-casting the net wider

Prof Louis De Koker

(1997), Vol. 22, pp. 17-40, Journal for juridical science, Bloemfontein, S.A., C1-1

journal
1993

Ondernemingsreg

HS Cilliers, ML Benade, JJ Henning, D Plessis, P Jj, J Fourie, Prof Louis De Koker

(1993), Durbin, S.A., A1-1

book