- transactional arrangements such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures and partnerships;
- structural and stakeholder arrangements such as company structuring and re-structuring, memorandums of incorporation (MOI), shareholder agreements, association agreements, partnership agreements and joint venture agreements;
- general arrangements such as terms and conditions of sale, lease agreements, credit applications and loan agreements; and
- investigations such as legal due diligence investigations and corporate compliance audits.
Owen holds LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and LLM (Master of Laws) degrees from the University of Pretoria. As part of his LLM degree, Owen majored in Transnational Mergers and Acquisitions, International Trade Law, Advanced Tax Law and South African Company Law. Owen was invited to become a member of the Golden Key International Honour’s Society and was listed on the Dean’s Merit Roll.
After completing his studies in 2005, Owen accepted articles of clerkship with a well-known law firm based in Pretoria. After completing his articles and being admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Owen joined a niche corporate and commercial law firm during 2007, where he remained until August 2013. During this period Owen rapidly ascended through the ranks, being promoted to associate during 2008 and making partner in 2010. Owen was however born with an innate desire to leave a “personalised” legacy, which desire ultimately led him to found OAK Law on 1 September 2013.
Since 2005, Owen has represented various clients (including multinational companies listed on the FTSE 100), in negotiating and structuring many transactional, structural and other corporate and commercial arrangements across the whole of Africa.
As a keen outdoorsman, Owen enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing and hunting. He also holds a private pilot’s license (helicopter) and is rated to fly an RH44 helicopter.
“Life is all about balance. Enjoying and sharing your success is just as important as achieving it.”