Tim Cowen

Commercial Director and General Council, British Telecommunications Group, London; Chair of the development board at the British Institute International and Comparative Law, London; Chair, International Association of Commercial Contract Management, Londo

Tim COWEN is the general counsel for BT Global Services. Prior to that he was general counsel of BT Ignite. He is a member of the BT Global Services Executive Team, with director-level responsibility. Mr. Cowen originally joined BT in 1991, after working in private practice at the Regulatory, Competition and Public Law Division. From 1994 to 1999, he was the head of European Law, responsible for all aspects of EU law and telecommunications regulation affecting the BT Group, and of the legal and regulatory team dealing with deregulation and worldwide alliances. From 1999 to 2000, he was promoted to chief counsel for competition law and public policy. Mr. Cowan worked for five years in private practice for the law firms of Lovell White Durrant and Baker McKenzie, in the London offices. He represents BT as a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Council and chairs the Development Board of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, as well as the Board of the International Association of Commercial Contract Managers. He is a frequent speaker on management of commercial/legal departments and issues relating to multinational trading and has written numerous academic papers.

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