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
  • 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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