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Owen leads one of the firm’s fours corporate M&A groups in London and was co-head of Linklaters’ energy sector for seven years. Owen has a broad practice including corporate finance, public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, demergers and issues of compliance and corporate governance. Owen manages the firm’s relationship with Centrica, Britvic, Mitie Group, Genel Energy and Arcadia. Over the years, Owen has done a lot of work for the firm’s largest corporate clients, including BP, BAE Systems, Glencore and Anglo American. Experience includes acting for Glencore in relation to its acquisition of shares in Rosneft, acting for Sir Philip Green in relation to the sale and settlement of the BHS pensions dispute with the Pensions Regulator, acting for Home Retail Group in relation to its takeover by J Sainsbury, acting for Britvic on its successful defence against a proposed takeover by AG Barr, advising BAE Systems in relation to the formation and restructuring of the MBDA joint venture, advising Korean National Oil Corporation on its successful hostile takeover of Dana Petroleum, advising Centrica on its £2.2 bn rights issue to fund the formation of its nuclear joint venture with EDF and advising BP in relation to the takeover of Burmah Castrol and the sale of Innovene to Ineos.


Articled clerk Linklaters 1991-93; assistant solicitor 1993-2000; secondment to Moscow 1996-98; partner London 2000.


Bristol University (1989 LLB).