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Chloe-Jane Belton is highly impressive and methodical. Her legal acumen is only matched by her enthusiasm for her clients’ causes.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Chloe-Jane is a white-collar and investigations lawyer with experience both at the independent Bar and in private practice. Her practice focuses on complex multi-agency and cross-border investigations involving fraud, corruption, money laundering and sanctions breaches.

Chloe-Jane has extensive experience in advising individuals, governments and multinational organisations under investigation by authorities including the SFO, FCA, NCA and overseas government authorities including DOJ, SEC and CFTC. She is well-placed to advise clients on all aspects of financial crime cases including bribery, corruption, market manipulation and fraud. 

In addition to her white-collar crime and investigations practice, Chloe-Jane gained extensive experience as a barrister whilst practising at the criminal bar, where she established a reputation for defending and prosecuting clients facing complex criminal and regulatory proceedings.  Of note, she was junior prosecution counsel in Operation Bronze, what was then the largest local authority prosecution of its kind, involving charges of misconduct in a public office, fraud and money laundering.  Her clients benefit from her practical experience when seeking advice on how to respond to criminal or regulatory prosecution.  

Chloe-Jane regularly acts in pro bono matters with a particular focus on defending human rights and the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. She advised an international human rights charity seeking to decriminalise homosexuality across the world and provided advice to a charity working to free those believed to have been wrongly convicted and preventing future wrongful convictions. 

She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Private Prosecutors' Association, Criminal Bar Association and the Female Fraud Forum. 

Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, Chloe-Jane was a senior associate at a global law firm based in London. She was called to the Bar in 2008. 

Recent work
  • Acting for a luxury British fashion brand and retail store chain with respect to sanctions on Russia and related issues. 
  • Acting for a former senior executive of a global solutions provider subject to investigation by the SFO and DOJ into bribery allegations. 
  • Acting in a private prosecution for fraud (value approximately £1m).
  • Acted for a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in its investigation of potential fraud, corruption, money laundering and sanction breaches related to its global investments.
  • Acted for a former CEO of an FX options broker who was the subject of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into allegations of manipulations of a derivative benchmark being carried out by the CFTC, NYAG and FCA. 
  • Acted for a former CEO of a brand-management company subject to investigation by the SEC.
  • Acted for an asset management company and the two CEOs during raids carried out by the SFO further to allegations of bribery. 

  • "Chloe Belton is conscientious and engaging. She is hard-working and effective." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • In March 2020, Chloe-Jane was part of the team recognized by business intelligence organization C5 in its 2020 Women in Compliance Awards as the “Investigation Team of the Year.” The awards celebrate the significant global achievements made by female compliance and legal professionals that have made a difference and enhanced the compliance profession.  The team were described as "a very impressive set of individuals with the respect of their colleagues and clients" and "the list of assignment demonstrates that the investigation team has worked on some of the most complex and challenging investigations".

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