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Twenty Essex
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. 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 ranked in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 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.

He 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.


Year of call: 2004


  • Commercial Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association


  • University of Cambridge, St John’s College: BA in Law, First Class; LLM in Public International Law, First Class.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Shipping

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Daniel BovensiepenTwenty EssexHe is outstanding and is very good on paper.

Twenty Essex is a ‘leader for shipping disputes‘ and highly rated by clients thanks to its ‘exceptionally talented‘ members. Michael Ashcroft QC and Luke Pearce appeared for the insurers in The Swedish Club v Connect Shipping (MV Renos), which examines the law of marine insurance and claims for constructive total loss. The Songa Winds, which concerns letters of indemnity, was also a notable highlight for Michael Ashcroft QC leading Oliver CaplinMaersk Tangier, which examined the applicability of the Hague-Visby Rules, was a key case for Sara Masters QC and Daniel Bovensiepen. Elsewhere, Timothy Hill QC appeared in Lady M, which raised important questions as to the scope and interpretation of The Hague Rules; he also appeared in class action claim Alize 1954 v Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG (‘The CMA CGM LIBRA’), which concerned issues as to whether the vessel was seaworthy.

London Bar > Commodities

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Daniel BovensiepenTwenty EssexA cerebral advocate.