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

33 Chancery Lane
LONDON
WC2A 1EN
England
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Position

An expert in international financial wrongdoing, nominated as Corporate Crime KC of the Year 2022, Amanda practices in many high-profile cases in corporate crime, fraud, corruption and money laundering, often with an international dimension or raising complex cross-border issues. Amanda’s expertise is sought by multi-national organisations and government agencies, small corporates, company officers and individual private clients. She leads private prosecutions and acts as an expert witness. She works successfully with overseas lawyers on multi-jurisdictional investigations and corporate arrangements. Amanda challenges restraint, warrant and production orders. She advises on the interface of civil, criminal and regulatory contexts, from straightforward bribery to complex financial instruments, takeover challenges, investment schemes and AML compliance in international structures. As Chair of the Bar in 2020, she is very familiar with negotiating with government Ministers, officials and judges at the highest levels. In 2021, Amanda was appointed to the P.R.I.M.E. Finance expert panel.

Publications:

  • Co-Author Corporate Criminal Liability by Pinto and Evans (4th Edition 2021 Sweet and Maxwell)
  • Contributing Author of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice (corporate liability), and Smith, Owen, and Bodnar on Asset Recovery, OUP (sanctions).

Memberships

•Recorder (2004)
•Chair of the Bar of England & Wales 2020
•Chair of the Bar Council’s International Committee 2015-2018
•Bencher of the Middle Temple 2012
•Deputy Chair of the Tate Members’ Council 2018-2020
•Trustee of the Slynn Foundation 2015-

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Amanda Pinto KC – 33 Chancery Lane ‘Amanda is a tremendous advocate: her judgement is spot on and she is very well-respected by the court.’

A ‘perfectly-formed group of real white collar crime specialists’, the set at 33 Chancery Lane defend and prosecute high-profile investigations involving allegations of bribery, money-laundering, fraud and other financial offences. Amanda Pinto KC was instructed by the SFO in the successful prosecution if individuals running investment schemes targeting UK and Swedish investors in “sustainable and ethical” teak forest schemes in Brazil. Narita Bahra KC (who joined the set from 2 Hare Court  in November 2021) exposed key disclosure failings in one case which led the collapse of a high-profile prosecution for alleged diamond investment fraud. Alistair Webster KC  successfully defended a former Chief of the Gloucester Fire Service charged with fraud by breach of trust.

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Amanda Pinto KC33 Chancery LaneAmanda is a tremendous advocate, her judgement is spot on, she is very well respected by the court due to her experience in both defence and prosecution in major business crime cases, and she has consummate client handling skills.

33 Chancery Lane offers broad commercial fraud expertise, encompassing corporate corruption, money laundering, and regulatory crime, with members acting for clients including corporates and individuals under investigation, prosecuting agencies, and affected parties. The chambers has seen an increase in instructions relating to early-stage investigations by regulators and enforcement bodies, particularly the HMRC, and offers complementary civil fraud and regulatory expertise. Amanda Pinto KC has deep expertise across corporate malfeasance, bribery, and director’s liability cases, acting for both defendants and plaintiffs, and is currently representing the SFO in R v Skeene & Bowers, a global Forex investment fraud case with notable compelled material perjury elements and complex jurisdictional and foreign evidence issues. Graham Brodie KC is noted for his record in fraud and white-collar criminal prosecutions as a defence counsel, and has a particular specialism in Proceeds of Crime Act issues, as does Kennedy Talbot KC, who has defended asset seizure and confiscation proceedings at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court level, as well as acting for agencies, including representing the FCA in the investigation into the collapse of Worthington Group Ltd and consequent asset freezing.