Jonathan Huth is an accomplished trial lawyer. His practice focuses on cross-border investigations, disputes, judgment enforcement, asset recovery, and regulatory compliance and enforcement matters for clients based in the UK, Europe, the US, and Africa.

Jonathan has held a variety of government, in-house and corporate counsel roles. His experience includes securities and financial fraud market manipulation, financial crime, and futures and derivatives.

Jonathan is a financial services specialist and was previously Associate General Counsel at HSBC in London and a senior trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Jonathan acts as a solicitor for clients involved in both criminal and civil disputes. He has led cross-border investigations and served as defence counsel around allegations of financial crime, and around business disputes, including shareholder disputes. He has also advised on enforcement actions related to benchmark and market manipulation, fraudulent on-exchange futures and off-exchange forex, and Ponzi schemes. Jonathan has investigated market manipulation matters including Libor and Forex and overseen aspects of the resolution by several global financial institutions.

He regularly advises on regulatory compliance for the financial services sector. He has worked with various regulators throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas, including the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Japan’s Financial Services Agency.

Jonathan has a particular interest in ESG and advises on a range of issues including compliance, potential ESG green investments, related funds, and risk mitigation of 'greenwashing' claims.

Recent work

  • Representation of well-known C-suite executives in East Africa and Middle East involved in cross border disputes against sovereign states and known multinational corporations.
  • Representation of over a dozen individuals in the global financial services sector in the EU, UK, and US facing cross border inquiries from multiple US government agencies and other international regulators.
  • Representation of HNW in successful recovery of stolen funds held at a global financial institution involving a scam of impersonation.
  • Manage media and crisis communications developing counter-narratives alongside global legal strategies to exert multiple levels of pressure driving resolution.
  • Representation of high level executives accused of unsubstantiated misconduct by large private equity funds and corporates designing strategies to counter accusations, protect reputation, and seek legal and monetary recourse. 
  • Representation of UHNW individuals and well known families in the Middle East for asset recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Advise on potential global asset recovery strategies involving South Africa and stolen government funds valued at well over a billion dollars.
  • Acting for a carbon asset management company investing in carbon credit projects. This includes advising on potential ESG green investments, fund advice, compliance and governance and risk mitigation of 'greenwashing' claims.
  • Acted for a high-net-worth family in Africa facing allegations of corruption by a sovereign state.
  • Acted for individuals at large global financial institutions facing cross-border investigations of alleged market manipulation. These related to both criminal and regulatory violations.
  • Acted for a diversified trading firm under investigation for registration and compliance issues by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  • Acted for a multinational telecoms corporation and its principal shareholder involved in a shareholder dispute, spanning several African jurisdictions and concerning allegations of bribery, corruption, and tax fraud.

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