Tim Bowden
Partner | London
Tim Bowden
  • Airbus SE in a global investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, and subsequent coordinated settlements with the UK Serious Fraud Office, French Parquet National Financier, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State.
  • Major investment manager for an internal investigation into alleged market abuse.
  • Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A (OTE) in connection with the sale of its stake in fixed telecommunications operator Telekom Romania to Orange Romania.
  • London Capital & Finance Plc. in an independent investigation into the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulation and oversight.
  • Former Barclays CEO, Bob Diamond, in relation to the SFO Barclays Qatar investigation.
  • Senior employee in relation to the SFO Unaoil investigation.
  • Head of UK-based precious metal futures trading desk in inquiries by the DOJ, CFTC and CME into alleged spoofing and market manipulation. 
  • London based commodities trader in relation to investigations by the European Energy Exchange.
  • CEO in relation to collapse of AIM-listed technology company.
  • An interested party in confiscation proceedings arising out of international corruption by an elected government official.
  • Former Head of Forex Business for Global Bank in mis-selling investigation.
  • Co-Chair, GIR Live: London Winter (1 December, 2022)
  • Managing Multijurisdictional Investigations and Effective Compliance, Dechert Seminar, Copenhagen (6 October, 2022)
  • Co-Chair, GIR Live: London Winter (2 December, 2021)
  • Coffee Break Compliance Broadcast Series, Episode Two: Training and Compliance Visibility, Dechert Webinar, London (8 July, 2020)
  • DPAs in the Post-Airbus Landscape, Dechert Webinar, London (20 May, 2020) 
  • Deferred Prosecution Agreements: pragmatic but unprincipled?, BBC Radio 4 Law in Action, London (26 May, 2020)
  • Self-reporting and cooperation, GIR London Live Conference (3 December, 2019)
  • Scrutiny of lawyers in regulatory and criminal investigations: the accountable lawyer, The Lawyer Managing Risk and Litigation Conference, London (19 November, 2019)
  • Tackling illicit finance: Political rhetoric or a new priority for law enforcement?, 2nd Annual GIR Live London Winter, London (December 06, 2018)
  • Navigating issues in multi-jurisdictional corruption investigations in an aggressive U.S., UK and French enforcement landscape, C5 Anti-Corruption France Conference, Paris (October 16 & 17, 2018)
  • HMRC Keynote Interview : Status Report on Enforcement Priorities of the Criminal Finance Act, C5 Anti-Corruption London Conference, London (June 27, 2018) 
  • Is your organisation ready to face a corruption or fraud allegation?, Dechert Seminar, London (April 26, 2018)
  • The New Corporate Criminal Offence of Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion – What it is and what it means for the Asset Management Industry, Dechert Seminar, London (September 14, 2017)
  • UK Bribery Act, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, London (January 19, 2017)


    • University of Sheffield, LL.B., 2001
    • Barrister, England and Wales
    • Fraud Lawyers Association
    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
    • South Eastern Circuit
    • Midlands Circuit