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

33 Chancery Lane
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An expert in financial wrongdoing, Amanda is involved in many high-profile cases involving corporate crime, fraud, money laundering, asset recovery and bribery issues, often with an international dimension. She is recognised as a leader by the directories in Financial Crime: Corporates and Individual. In 2022, she was nominated for The Legal 500 Corporate Crime KC of the Year.

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

In 2020 she was Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales, having been Chair of the International Committee 2015-2018. In 2021 she was appointed to the PRIME Finance expert panel as a global expert in complex financial products.


  • Co-Author Corporate Criminal Liability by Pinto and Evans (4th Edition, 2021 Sweet and Maxwell)

  • 2012-present Contributing editor to Blackstone’s Criminal Practice on corporate crime

  • 2019- present Contributing editor to Smith, Owen and Bodnar on Asset Recovery on sanctions

  • Amanda has trained foreign judges, prosecutors and lawyers on money laundering, financial crime and corruption in the Middle East, Moscow, Hong-Kong, China.


  • 2022 Trustee of the Race Equality Foundation

  • 2021 Appointed to the Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (“P.R.I.M.E. Finance”)

  • 2020 Chair of the Bar of England and Wales

  • 2020 Shortlisted for Chambers & Partners Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • 2019 Vice Chair of the Bar of England and Wales

  • 2018- Champion of the First 100 Years Project

  • 2017-2020 Deputy Chair of the Tate Members Council

  • 2015- Trustee of the Slynn Foundation (enhancing the rule of law and justice systems internationally)

  • 2014-2018 Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council

  • 2014- Bencher of Middle Temple, advocacy and ethics trainer;   member of the Bencher Selection Advisory Committee (2014-17) and International Committee (2014-2019)

  • 2014-2018 Trustee of the Tate Members Charity

  • 2009-2017 United Kingdom representative on the Council of the International Criminal Bar

  • 2004- Recorder of the Crown Court (part-time Judge in serious crime)

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Amanda Pinto KC33 Chancery LaneShe is one of the leading silks in corporate crime, is a brilliant team leader and can sensitively and skilfully identify the key issues and solutions in any corporate investigation.

33 Chancery Lane acts for the prosecution and defendants as well as affected parties on all kinds of business crime and regulatory cases and fields ‘excellent set of barristers who are true experts in financial crime‘. For example, Amanda Pinto KC acts for individuals in heavyweight SFO cases, as does Mark Rainsford KC , who also prosecutes in significant cases. Faisal Osman   is a key junior in the set.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Amanda Pinto KC – 33 Chancery Lane ‘Amanda is superb. She builds good relationships with clients and her advocacy exudes gravitas and authority.’ 

33 Chancery Lane, with an established reputation as a heavyweight financial crime set, is increasingly recognised for the complex fraud expertise of its members, crossing over with the set’s track record in confiscation work. Narita Bahra KC is widely praised for her excellent advocacy, ‘on par with any barrister in the country’, while Amanda Pinto KC, acting for the SFO, has recently secured the conviction of two defendants charged with fraudulently operating a Brazilian teak investment scheme, which involved a global Forex investment fraud, complex trust structures, insolvency proceedings, and money laundering issues – both defendants were convicted and sentenced to eleven years.