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Amanda Pinto QC

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An expert in international financial wrongdoing and cases raising intricate cross-border questions, Amanda practices in some of the most high-profile cases within the field, in particular, corporate crime, fraud, corruption and money laundering cases, many 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 covering straightforward fraud and corruption to money market and benchmark instruments, individual and sophisticated investor problems and collective investment schemes.

As Chair of the Bar in 2020 she is very familiar with negotiating with government Ministers and officials and the judiciary at the highest levels.


Year of Call: 1983, QC 2006

Professional Memberships

•Recorder (2004)

•Queen’s Counsel (2006)

•Chair of the Bar of England & Wales 2020

•Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council 2015-2018

•Bencher of the Middle Temple 2012

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

•Member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, South Eastern Circuit, Financial Services Lawyers Association, Criminal Bar Association, Refugee Action and Liberty

•Trustee on the Board of the Tate Members’ Council 2013-2020

•Trustee of the Slynn Foundation


•Co-Author Corporate Criminal Liability by Pinto and Evans (4th Edition 2020 Sweet and Maxwell).

•Contributing Author (on corporate liability) Blackstone’s Criminal Practice.

Co-author of the chapter on UK, UN and EU Sanctions in Smith, Owen, and Bodnar on Asset Recovery (Criminal Confiscation and Civil Recovery), OUP.