Litigation and Criminal Confiscations Lawyer

Edward Greaves

Edward Greaves is a litigation lawyer, with a particular expertise in the areas of proceeds of crime and money laundering.  He has significant experience in relation to proceedings involving the confiscation of alleged criminal property.

Areas of expertise

  • Commercial litigation
  • Proceeds of crime and criminal confiscation
  • Money laundering cases
  • Corporate insolvency


A career highlight was receiving a United States Attorney Award from the United States Ambassador to Australia. The award was conferred for his management of a significant global asset forfeiture case in which USD 24 million was recovered.

Edward has held a number of senior roles in government, including as a Federal Prosecutor and as Deputy Counsel for the Australian Federal Police, managing proceedings across a number of States in Australia.  Prior to that, he was at a boutique firm practising exclusive in commercial litigation, primarily corporate insolvency.

Edward has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.  He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2002.  He commenced at the West Australian Bar – working exclusively as a barrister – in 2014.  Edward was awarded the Chief Justice’s prize for best performed reader at the 2014 WA Bar Association’s Bar Readers’ Course, as well as the 2014 Essential Trial Advocacy Course Award for equal top performance in the Trial Advocacy course.