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The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) is a major British defence and security think tank. They have launched an Economic Crime Plan Thought Leadership Series and in the fourth of this series, Michael argues that many of the right laws and structures are in place to enforce economic crime law, but that more needs to be done to put these into practice effectively.
Michael recommended more investment in specialist resources, a refocus on swifter prosecutions, more effective use of civil asset recovery and greater use of public–private partnerships.
While welcoming the role of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), Michael also made various other suggestions which can be found on RUSI’s webpage or in the video below.
Michael Bowes QC was invited to join this series as he is widely recognised as an expert in economic crime law. He specialises in business crime, civil fraud, financial services and international sanctions. He acts for corporate clients and senior managers in global investigations and for the SFO, FCA, CMA and Lloyd’s of London. He is instructed in several current major financial cases, both civil and criminal and in several substantial cross-border corruption investigations.
Michael is described as “…one of the go-to barristers in England for a corporate crisis” and a “great crossover practitioner from the Criminal Bar.” by Chambers and Partners. He is a Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) and a Recorder. He was elected as a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2007.