Mark Bowen // Senior Partner
Mark Bowen // Senior Partner
Mark represents individuals and corporate clients at every level of the criminal justice system. He is consistently ranked in the legal directories as a leading individual in the areas of business crime, white-collar crime and serious crime.
Mark specialises in defending clients facing allegations of serious and complex fraud, bribery and corruption, and other white-collar crime. He also advises and represents clients in restraint/confiscation/asset forfeiture proceedings, as well as providing regulatory advice to companies and individuals.
During the course of his career, Mark has represented clients in some of the most complex and serious cases. He is passionate about ensuring that his clients receive the best representation possible. He brings a combination of energy and detailed knowledge to each and every one of his cases, and is fiercely committed to achieving the best result possible for his clients.
In addition, Mark is regularly instructed by clients under investigation for sexual allegations and has a record of successfully persuading prosecutors not to bring charges against his clients. Mark is also instructed regularly in homicide cases, where he has a proven track record of securing acquittals for clients. He is also instructed to advise on a private basis in respect of proceedings arising from the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. These include advising on issues on restraint and confiscation proceedings.
£3.5 million fraud case at Southwark Crown Court collapses30.05.19
Mark Bowen and Rebecca Cooke represented our client who was acquitted of fraud allegations this week at Southwark Crown Court. It was alleged that our client was involved in defrauding investors in a diamond and carbon credit investment scheme, allegations which he strongly denied. Counsel instructed were Gordon Ross and William Glover of 3 Temple […]
NCA secures first Unexplained Wealth Orders28.02.18
The National Crime Agency announced on Wednesday that it had secured a so-called UWO, valued at £22m, plus interim asset freezes on two properties whose ultimate owner was a “politically exposed person”, but it gave no further details. The subject of the landmark orders is believed to be a politician from a country belonging to […]
Legal 500 2017: ‘A “Premier Firm” in White Collar Crime’11.10.17
Shearman Bowen are once again highly ranked in the ‘White-collar Crime’ category in the Legal 500 2017 published today: ‘Premier firm’ Shearman Bowen & Co is ‘well-regarded in the area of fraud and white-collar crime’ and is ‘known for its thorough and methodical approach to all cases’. Highlights included successfully defending the head of a Hong Kong-based […]
Legal 500 2017: ‘A Heavyweight Player in Crime’11.10.17
Shearman Bowen are once again highly ranked in the ‘Crime’ category in the Legal 500 2017 published today. Our expertise in Crime is recognised as follows: Shearman Bowen & Co is ‘a heavyweight player in the crime area’ and ‘adopts a thorough and methodical approach to all cases’. The firm has increasingly focused on investigations and […]
HMRC Prosecutions Double Since 201229.09.17
HM Revenue & Customs today announced that the number of evasion cases lined up for prosecution nearly doubled to 1,135 in the three years to 2015-16. The release of the figures, in response to a Freedom of Information request, comes as the tax authority prepares to use new data to investigate individuals who have hidden […]
Acquittal in HMRC Prosecution28.07.17
Our client Julian Whiteway-Wilkinson was acquitted today of charges of cheating the public revenue by a jury at Wood Green Crown Court. Our client, the founder and former owner of London Fields Brewery in Hackney, had been prosecuted by HMRC in connection with £730,000 of unpaid tax, but the jury returned not guilty verdicts after […]
Fraud Prosecutions Fall – Reported Fraud Quadruples24.07.17
The number of white collar prosecutions has fallen to a six-year low even though the amount of economic crime in the UK has risen over the same period, a development that could bolster arguments that a lack of resources is hampering the fight against crime. Official statistics show there were 8,304 prosecutions for financial crime […]
Legal 500 2016: Top Ranked for Crime16.09.16
“Criminal defence boutique Shearman Bowen & Co provides a ‘level of engagement that is vanishingly rare among criminal firms’”…
“One of the Eminent Players in the White-Collar Crime Field”
“A Level of Engagement that is Vanishingly Rare Among Criminal Firms”
“A Class Act in White-Collar Crime”
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“Highly Experienced Criminal Practitioners”