Tim Bowden is an experienced white-collar crime and investigations lawyer, with a practice focused on international fraud, corruption and money laundering. He represents companies and individuals under investigation by and interacting with the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency, HMRC and their international counterparts. He also advises companies on the effectiveness of compliance policies and the application of anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and anti-tax evasion laws, including in M&A transactions. Mr Bowden has substantial experience in managing the expectations and demands of multiple parties in complex multi-jurisdictional investigations, and working collaboratively with other advisers.
Prior to joining Dechert, Mr Bowden spent 12 years in practice at the independent bar. He 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. He acted as independent privilege counsel in a range of matters including international fraud and terrorism. Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019 has identified Mr Bowden as a ‘Future Leader’, impressing clients with his ‘legal acumen and his ability to see problems from the standpoint of the regulator’ and his ‘commitment to the client’.