Timothy Bowden focuses his practice on white-collar crime, especially fraud, money laundering and proceedings involving corporate bodies. Mr Bowden’s experience covers director’s offences, fraudulent trading, smuggling, tax evasion, mortgage fraud, VAT, PAYE and CIS fraud, and the use and misuse of corporate vehicles to commit and disguise fraud. He has particular experience in confiscation and restraint proceedings, involving complex issues of competing interests in property, tainted gifts and hidden assets, including concealment of monies abroad. He is currently engaged in representing a high-profile individual subject of a Serious Fraud Office investigation in relation to events in the 2008 banking crisis, a major multinational manufacturer in cooperation with the SFO and an interested party in confiscation proceedings arising out of international corruption. Prior to joining Dechert, Mr Bowden practised as a barrister at a leading national and international chambers. He has more than a decade of experience prosecuting and defending a full range of criminal offences, including murder, kidnapping, drug trafficking, armed robbery, serious and historic sexual offences and complex fraud. Mr Bowden was a Grade 4 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and served on the specialist panels for organised crime and complex fraud, and the Serious Fraud Office panel of prosecuting counsel.