Daniel Owen specialises in marine public law, i.e. the law that governs our use of the world’s seas and oceans. He has specialised in this field since 2000. He also provides training seminars on marine law to both lawyers and non-lawyers.
For more information, please visit: www.marinegovernance.com
Areas of practice
- Much of Daniel’s practice falls under three broad headings, namely: marine planning and licensing; fisheries management; and marine protected areas.
- He has advised clients on the legal aspects of a wide variety of sea uses, including: bioprospecting; cable laying; fisheries, both commercial and recreational; military activities; mineral and oil and gas exploration and exploitation; natural gas storage; nature conservation; renewable energy generation; scientific research; and shipping.
- Daniel’s practice covers international law, European Union law and United Kingdom law. He deals with areas under national jurisdiction, such as the territorial sea, the EEZ and the continental shelf, as well as areas beyond national jurisdiction.
Daniel’s practice is mainly advisory and includes both contentious and non-contentious work.
His clients include companies, environmental non-governmental organisations, public bodies and intergovernmental organisations.
What others say
"An expert in international law of the sea matters": The Legal 500 2015
“A first-rate specialist in fisheries and marine law”: The Legal 500 2014
2010, The EC Common Fisheries Policy published by Oxford University Press
This major book on the Common Fisheries Policy, written by Daniel Owen and Robin Churchill, addresses the CFP from a legal perspective and provides a detailed account of the very large body of European Union law comprising this Policy. For further details, including review extracts, see: ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199275847.do
Work in preparation:
Commentary on Annex I (highly migratory species), for: Proelss, A. (ed.), United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, Beck/Hart
2014 (last updated 10 July 2014), Marine planning, for Westlaw Insight
2014, Fisheries and their impact on the marine environment: European Union law, in Ribeiro, M.C. (ed.), 30 Years after the Signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: The Protection of the Environment and the Future of the Law of the Sea, Coimbra Editora, pp.53–69
2012, book review of The World Ocean in Globalisation (a book published in 2011), in The Journal of International Maritime Law, Lawtext Publishing, Volume 18(1), pp.97–100
2010, Principles and objectives of the legal regime governing areas beyond national jurisdiction—commentary on Tullio Treves, in: Molenaar, E.J. and Oude Elferink, A.G. (eds.), The International Legal Regime of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction: Current and Future Developments, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp.27–37