Dr. Peter German, QC


Peter German QC, PhD, is President of the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform. A lawyer and member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars, he was previously a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, serving as its Director General of Financial Crime and as Deputy Commissioner for Western and Northern Canada. He was also Regional Deputy Commissioner Pacific for Correctional Service Canada and served as the initial team commander in the 2008 search for kidnapped Canadian diplomats in West Africa. He holds various degrees including a Doctorate in Law from the University of London, focused on asset recovery. He is the author of ‘Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering’, published by Thomson Reuters in 1998 and currently updated bi-monthly. He is also the author of ‘Dirty Money’ and ‘Dirty Money Part 2’, reports commissioned by the Attorney General of B.C., relating to allegations of money laundering in the casino, real estate, luxury vehicle & horse racing sectors. His awards include Queen’s Counsel and Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces.