Investigating Blockchain

01-08-2018 5:00PM 01-08-2018 7:00PM
Press Room, Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney, 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

Join GRCI & Forensic & Technology Services for this seminar where we will discuss:

  • An overview of Blockchain
  • The identification and discussion of risks associated with using Blockchain
  • Investigating Blockchain transactions

The Facilitators:

Meg McKechnie,
Director, Clayton Utz Forensic & Technology Services 

Meg McKechnie is a qualified investigator and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Meg is a highly experienced forensic professional with more than 20 years of experience as an investigator of corporate misconduct, financial crime and corporate governance failings in Australia and Asia. She has deep investigative, forensic, regulatory and insolvency knowledge gained from roles in the private sector as well as from senior roles in the public sector at ASIC and APRA.  She has extensive experience providing assistance to legal teams including with the collation of evidence, the provision of financial analysis and quantification of economic damages required for administrative, civil and criminal proceedings.  

Meg’s investigative specialisations include regulatory investigations and reviews, fraud, the misappropriation of assets, accounting irregularities and financial statement misstatements, insolvent trading, probity misconduct, employee misconduct and other corporate governance failings. She has investigated the causes and consequences of the collapse of some of Australia’s highest profile corporate failings 

Sid Mylavarapu,
Clayton Utz Forensic & Technology Services 

Sid is a qualified lawyer and investigator with considerable experience gained from roles in the public sector at ASIC and ATO, investigating corporate misconduct, foreign bribery, corporate governance failings, financial crime, tax fraud and money laundering.  

Whilst employed at ASIC he had carriage of significant civil and criminal matters involving executive remuneration and related party transactions, the falsification of books to conceal foreign bribery payments, false statements made to directors, auditors and regulators, fraud on corporate loan facilities and the misuse of client trust money, breaches of directors’ duties and other corporate governance failings. He was also integrally involved in the ASIC technology assisted review pilot project and has championed its implementation across ASIC as well as other Australian and international regulators and law enforcement agencies.   

Whilst at the ATO, Sid worked on and had carriage of a number of criminal investigations into direct and indirect tax fraud including false claims of input tax credits, the failure to declare income and money laundering.

Shengshi Zhao,
Clayton Utz Forensic & Technology Services 

Shengshi is a lawyer and a certified forensics examiner. She has worked in fintech and legal technology industries for the past 10 years. She has experience working on domestic and international criminal fraud and corruption investigations, international tax investigations and high-profile commercial litigation and class actions. From a forensic and technical perspective, she has assisted ATO and ASIC with their investigations and has extensive experience responding to regulatory investigations including ASIC, ATO, APRA, ACCC and the Royal Commission. 

She is passionate about utilising the latest technology to achieve business excellence, cost efficiencies and client satisfaction in a practical manner. She worked on the landmark predictive coding cases in Australia. Shengshi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Mathematics, a Juris Doctor degree from UNSW and a Graduate Diploma in project management.