Aidan Larkin

Aidan Larkin
Head of Asset Recovery | Wilsons Auctions Group

Aidan is responsible for a diverse portfolio of law enforcement and government asset realisation contracts spread across the world. This includes advising, managing and realising all categories of seized assets located worldwide, including crypto assets. A former Criminal Investigator for HM Revenue & Customs in the UK, Aidan has over 10 years financial investigation experience including tracing and realising assets seized under proceeds of crime and insolvency legislation. In 2019, the Asset Recovery Department delivered the world’s first live crypto auction which successfully sold seized Bitcoins on behalf of the Belgian Federal Government. As an experienced speaker with a passion for all practical areas of asset recovery, Aidan advises domestic and overseas agencies on all aspects of effective asset management ranging from operational and pre-seizure planning considerations through to post enforcement issues, he also acts as a lecturer on asset recovery for the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna and provides training to overseas Asset Management Offices. In the last 12 months, Aidan has addressed law enforcement conferences and seminars on crypto assets at the request of the EU Commission (Brussels), OECD (Paris), Eurasian Economic Union (Moscow) and Global Asset Management Forum (Kiev) and the International Masters in Anti-Corruption in Kuala Lumpur. He also represents the private sector on a number of overseas asset management workshops and is directly supporting international law enforcement activity on specific crypto projects onsite in Bermuda, Kosovo, Jersey, Macedonia, Cambodia, Malta, Latvia, Armenia, Prague, Indonesia and Nigeria.