Wayne Walsh S.C. is a practising barrister who specializes in financial crime and compliance. He was previously a prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Hong Kong for 25 years and a regular member of the Hong Kong, China delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

From 2010 to 2012, Wayne co-chaired a FATF Working Group which revised the current FATF Forty Recommendations. He participated in FATF Mutual Evaluations as a legal assessor and assisted Hong Kong, China during its FATF Mutual Evaluations in 2008 and 2019. Wayne continues to advise the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on AML/CFT standards and is an AML/CFT consultant for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Early in his career, Wayne worked as an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force, a commercial litigator, and a prosecutor with the Serious Fraud Office in New Zealand. He is the author of the legal textbook “Cross-Border Crime in Hong Kong: Extradition, Mutual Assistance, Financial Sanctions” which was published by Lexis Nexis in 2020. Wayne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Otago, a Bachelor of Laws degree, also from the University of Otago, and a Master of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Auckland.