Daniel Bovensiepen > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex

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Daniel’s practice covers a broad range of international commercial work, with a particular emphasis on shipping, commodities, energy and natural resources, and related international disputes. Daniel also accepts appointments as an arbitrator.

He has extensive experience, including in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and before a wide variety of arbitral bodies. He has an outstanding reputation as a friendly and approachable team player. Beyond his impressive skills as an advocate, he is happy to assist at all stages of litigation, providing advisory and drafting services, strategic input and any other required support. Daniel is one of the few junior counsel to be ranked in Tier 1 in both the shipping and commodities practice areas by The Legal 500, and is also highly ranked in Chambers & Partners, Chambers & Partners Global, and Who’s Who Legal. He received the award for “Shipping Junior of the Year” at the Chambers UK Bar Awards in 2016, and was nominated for the award of “Shipping Junior of the Year 2018” by The Legal 500.

Daniel has further significant experience in interim applications; as an SCMA trained counsel in mediations; and providing expert opinions for foreign courts. He is also registered as a public access practitioner qualified to accept direct instructions from corporations and in-house legal departments.

Daniel has previously worked as a Research Assistant at the Law Commission of England and Wales, in the Hong Kong office of a leading City law firm, and as a Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Dyson in the Court of Appeal.


Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Daniel BovensiepenTwenty EssexExceptionally bright.’

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Daniel BovensiepenTwenty Essex ‘He is obviously extremely intelligent and very diligent, and shows good attention to detail.’

Undoubtedly the strongest commodities set’, Twenty Essex  has ‘some outstanding practitioners and the widest selection of very talented lawyers in the commodities area’. One market source remarks that it is ‘the premier set for commodities work with multiple options at every level of seniority’. Michael Ashcroft KC, Michael Collett KC and Timothy Young KC are among the most prominent silks in this area of law. Ashcroft KC acted for the seller, Tintrade Inc., in Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Inc, a fuel oil dispute concerning where title passed, who bore the risk of off-specification cargo in context of blending and supply from multiple shore tanks through pipelines, and whether cargo was, in fact, off-spec. Among the juniors, Daniel Bovensiepen, who acted as sole counsel defending a Commercial Court claim totalling about $765,000 for alleged contamination of a cargo of gasoil, and Oliver Caplin, who acted as sole counsel in a five-day oil trading dispute in the Commercial Court, are among many who are considered to be at the top of their game.