Amanda Pinto QC > 33 Chancery Lane > London, England > Lawyer Profile

33 Chancery Lane
33 Chancery Lane
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An expert in international financial wrongdoing and cases raising intricate cross-border questions, Amanda has a niche practice in some of the most high-profile cases within the field, in particular, insider dealing, fraud, money laundering and corruption cases with an international dimension. 

Amanda’s expertise is sought by clients from large multi-national organisations and government agencies to small corporates, company officers and individual private clients. Her advisory work covers problems in civil, criminal and regulatory contexts and often involves money market and benchmark instruments, individual and sophisticated investor problems and collective investment schemes. 

She is Vice-Chair of the Bar Council and was Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council 2015-2018. Amanda is regularly asked to deliver speeches and training to lawyers and the judiciary on corporate criminal liability, corruption and money laundering. 

Current and Recent Cases:

  • Secured acquittal of cash trader in reference rate trial against the SFO

  • Instructed to prepare an amicus brief for a US attorney association on LPP and litigation privilege in the ENRC litigation

  • Defending the managing director in a commercial corruption allegation

  • Appearing as an expert on English law of abuse of process in a foreign criminal trial

  • Instructed in an international ‘sustainable’ investment scheme for the SFO

  • Advising in a Forex international investment fraud

  • Advising on corporate criminal liability of SFO v Tesco Stores Ltd.

  • Obtaining and challenging search warrant applications and under POCA, PACE and the SFO powers under the CJA

  • Private prosecution concerning forgeries by a lawyer

  • Advising a British company on corruption issues in the Middle East

  • Advising in international corruption allegations against corporations overseas.


Chair of the International Committee of the Bar, co-author of Corporate Criminal Liability by Pinto and Evans (3rd Edition – Sweet & Maxwell) and the Contributing Author on corporate criminal liability to Blackstone’s Criminal Practice

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Amanda Pinto QC33 Chancery LaneA heavyweight advocate.

Noted for being ‘very strong in financial crime‘, 33 Chancery Lane has established strength in proceeds of crime cases, while on the business crime side, the group’s recent workload includes Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations and corruption cases. Amanda Pinto QC defended a former Barclays rate submitter against the SFO concerning alleged manipulation of her submissions to the calculation of Euribor; the defendant was acquitted.