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Practice Summary

Owain has substantial experience in commercial litigation and in competition law investigations and proceedings. His broad commercial law experience encompasses injunctive relief, civil fraud, company law, judicial review and confidentiality.

Recent cases have included Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors [2016] EWHC 2816 (freezing injunction; Russian law; strike out); R (RWE Generation UK Plc) v Gas and Electricity Markets Authority [2015] EWHC 2164 (EU law challenge to electricity transmission charging);  Dany Lions v Bristol Cars [2014] All ER (Comm) 403 (enforcement of best endeavours obligations and “agreements to agree”);  Re Beppler & Jacobson [2014] EWCA Civ 935 (unfair prejudice petition); and Sir Martin Broughton v Hicks [2012] EWCA Civ 1743 (conspiracy; breach of director’s duties; expedition and security for costs).  Presently, Owain is instructed by Post Office Ltd in defence of group litigation and in two Court of Appeal cases.

Owain has been recommended in Chambers UK 2018 (Competition Law) "He is easy to use and turns things around very quickly."  "A gifted draftsman."

Chambers UK 2018 (Sport) "He is very confident and clients like him."

Legal 500 2017 (Competition Law)Responsive, bright and commercial”

Legal 500 2017 (Energy)A clever, commercial and combative advocate, who is ready to fight the client’s corner.”

Chambers UK 2017 (Competition Law) "He is an expert in competition law. A very good and able junior, he is calm, collected and easy to work with." “Frequently acts and advises on competition issues that form part of larger commercial disputes. He has recent experience of handling damages litigation and offering merger control advice.”

Chambers UK 2017 (Sport) “Instructed in cases involving competition law and commercial issues, most often appearing for individuals and organisations relating to football.”  “Technically very sound and offers practical advice.”

Chambers UK 2016 comments that Owain "gains particular recognition for his competition law and sports law expertise.  He has experience of competition investigations and proceedings across a range of sectors."

Chambers UK 2015 (Competition Law) “Singled out as the "next junior star of the future" by those who have worked with him”; “able and really delivers what you need"; "extremely approachable and very helpful".

Chambers UK 2015 (Sport) "A very sharp mind and brings a detailed understanding of the law to cases"; “sharp, personable and hard-working, and gets the right answers".