Tim Cowen > Preiskel & Co LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Preiskel & Co LLP
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International antitrust/competition practice.


Tim Cowen focuses on EU and UK competition law and EU regulatory law. Tim has handled competition and regulatory matters for over 28 years. He formerly served as general counsel for BT’s international businesses, and as chief counsel competition law and public policy for BT Group. Tim has particular experience providing antitrust counseling to technology firms, including on competition issues related to cloud computing and the European Union’s Digital Agenda. He also advises on abuse of dominance disputes and represents clients in antitrust litigation. He has handled cases before the EU Commission and the domestic regulators and courts in the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand. Tim was awarded the title of ‘Distinguished Visiting Fellow’ at the European Business School in London and is a visiting professor at the City of London Law School and a guest lecturer in law and technology at Imperial College Business School. Tim is a panel member for the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal; founder of The Open Computing Alliance; past chairman of the competition panel, Confederation of British Industry; past chairman at the International Association of Commercial and Contract Management; and board member of the International Institute of Communications.


Qualified as barrister 1985. General Counsel BT International then partner Sidley LLP. Publications of note: ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Nov 2010.


UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (panel member); the Open Computing Alliance (founder); Competition Panel, Confederation of British Industry (past chairman); Competition Panel, International Association of Commercial and Contract Management (past chairman).


Inns of Court School of Law (1985 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

Preiskel & Co LLP advises on complex merger control filings, and has an established record of assisting with phase II reviews. In addition, the group is working with a number of clients on CMA sector investigations, as well as in claims of abuse of dominance. Tim Cowen leads the team.