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Edward Einfeld

Senior Associate

Edward advises on regulatory investigations, white-collar crime, and commercial and shareholder disputes.

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Experience

With experience advising on corporate crime, directors’ duties and contentious regulatory matters in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the United Kingdom, Edward helps clients understand and meet their regulatory obligations and deal with associated litigation and investigations.  He has considerable expertise in managing complex disputes and relationships with regulators in financial services, technology, energy, mining and infrastructure, which he uses to provide valuable insight on the existing and emerging risks for companies, boards and senior executives in those sectors.

Edward has advised multinationals and high-profile individuals in respect of investigations conducted by a wide range of enforcement agencies, including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, the Australian Federal Police, the Serious Fraud Office (UK), Financial Conduct Authority (UK), the Information Commissioner’s Office (UK), the Securities and Exchange Commission (U.S.) and the Department of Justice (U.S.).

Edward has been recognised by clients as “extremely responsive” and listening “to the actual situation of the company and adjusting the process and output to the needs. Very pleasant to deal with” (Legal500 Australia 2021 – White Collar Crime).

Edward’s significant matters include:

  1. Advising an international investment bank and several of its executives in respect of ASIC proceedings relating to insider trading and an ACCC investigation into cartel conduct.
  2. Defending an executive director and senior chief officer of a global public company in respect of concurrent civil penalty proceedings in Australia and the U.S. in respect of disclosure obligations.
  3. Conducting a multi-jurisdictional bribery and money laundering investigation for a high-ranking public official in respect of criminal and regulatory investigations into the 1MDB corruption scandal.
  4. Advising a global financial institution in respect of Australian AML obligations.
  5. Successfully defending a global mining company against a statutory derivative action brought by a minority shareholder.

 

Background

Edward has a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney, focusing on white-collar crime, and a combined Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

He was admitted to practise in Australia in 2010.