Senior Associate | ONTIER UK · London
Owen is a highly experienced dispute resolution lawyer, qualified in both England and Wales and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court holding Higher Rights of Audience (Civil). He has a broad range of expertise covering commercial litigation, civil fraud and insolvency, especially within the technology sector (including disruptive tech). He regularly acts for individuals with significant assets, entrepreneurs, founders, insolvency practitioners, and large enterprises.
Owen is extremely pragmatic and strategic in his advice and focusses squarely on putting together a winning team and strategy. Described as being a “valuable source of formal and informal advice - always offering a view that is technically accurate, but more importantly pragmatic and commercially effective”, his, “entrepreneurial zeal and technology understanding”, is said to bring, “further value to the context of his advice”.
Owen has also worked as an investment manager for one of the UK’s largest litigation funders which gives him a commercial edge in negotiating funding options on behalf of his clients. He also holds an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business & Technology.
Owen completed his training contract with Slaughter and May in London between 2008 and 2010, having previously read law at Trinity College, Oxford. His diverse background and wealth of experience make him an exceptional addition to any legal team.
- Ming Siu Hung and others v J F Ming Inc a case that was appealed all the way to the Privy Council. Acting on behalf of the minority shareholders in J. F. Ming Inc. in relation to a buy-out and valuation of shares ordered by the BVI court.
- Acting on behalf of ABC Grandeservus Limited one of the parties to the long running and highly complex litigation of Renova Industries Limited et al v Emmerson International Corporation et al. The multi-jurisdictional dispute centred on a failed joint venture between two wealthy Russian businessmen Mr. Abyzov and Mr. Vekselberg.
- Acting on behalf of the minority shareholders in CH Trustees SA v Omega Services Group Limited et al who commenced an unfair prejudice petition in the BVI. The case led to the rare award of a reverse buy-out of the majority shareholder by the minority (advocacy at trial was performed by Adam Solomon QC).
- Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)
- Executive MBA Quantic School of Business & Technology (March 2023)
- Trinity College, Oxford University, BA Jurisprudence Class 2:1
- Slaughter and May (2008 - 2010)