Michael Bowes QC specialises in business crime, corruption, civil fraud, financial services and economic sanctions. He acts for corporate clients and senior managers in global investigations and for the SFO, FCA, CMA and Lloyd’s of London. He advises companies in respect of US and EU sanctions. He acts for overseas regulators and is instructed in overseas cases as an expert in English law. He is regarded as an expert in civil and criminal ‘cross-over’ work and is described as ‘one of the few specialist criminal practitioners in this area’ (The Legal 500 2015) and as ‘[v]ery clever and has wide expertise, so is comfortable with criminal and civil work’ (Financial Crime: Corporates, Chambers 2017). He is listed as a leading silk in the fields of financial services, financial crime (corporates) and financial crime (London) in Chambers 2017, and for banking and finance, business and regulatory crime, and fraud in The Legal 500. He is listed in Who’s Who Legal 2016 as an expert in business crime defence. He is a joint head of Outer Temple Chambers. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) and as a Recorder of the Crown Court. He is a Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. He is a trustee of Transparency International UK and a co-chair of the UK Chapter of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association.