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Mark Bowen

Work 020 7025 4450
Shearman Bowen & Co

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Criminal and regulatory.


Specialist representing and advising professional and private individuals. Mark primarily deals with defending in complex civil and criminal fraud cases, large drug trafficking prosecutions, confiscation/asset forfeiture, regulatory offences and homicide. He also advises both companies and individuals working in the security sector. Has achieved considerable success in the last year in dealing with confiscation/asset for feiture and defending complex fraud matters ‚Äď for details see Recent instructions have included defending a client charged with a multi-million pound boiler room fraud and numerous high-value confiscation cases.


Qualified with former West End practice Offenbach & Co in 1997, leaving in 2001 to set up Shearman Bowen & Co in 2001 with Rick Shearman. He is a recognised case supervisor for the VHCC (very high cost cases) panel.




Westminster University (1992 LLB).

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Boutique private client firm Shearman Bowen & Co deals with serious crime matters such as murder, sexual assault and drugs charges. Recent highlights included defending a former rapper of the group So Solid Crew against a racially aggravated public order offence, he was found guilty of the lesser charge of a basic public order offence. Another highlight included defending the alleged ringleader of a drug supply conspiracy. Rick Shearman and Mark Bowen head the practice.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Shearman Bowen & Co advises on a broad range of white-collar criminal defence issues for a range of clients. Recent highlights include successfully defending the director of a foreign exchange bureau on fraud and money laundering charges. Another highlight includes acting for the lead defendant in the FH Bertling bribery and corruption case. A further highlight includes defending an accountant employed by the Italian Wine Company who was charged with £46m fraudulent evasion of excise duty and VAT. Rick Shearman and Mark Bowen head the team, Colette Kelly is also recommended.

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