Owen Shave Senior Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2019 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Owen Shave

Owen is a senior associate in Gowling WLG's Corporate, Finance and Tax group. Owen has experience advising clients on a wide range of corporate matters including the terms of shareholder / investment agreements, joint venture agreements, subscription agreements and share purchase documentation related to domestic and cross-border investments in corporate entities and corporate real estate vehicles.

Owen's legal experience includes secondments with the in-house legal teams at Wesleyan Assurance Society and The Best Connection. Consequently, Owen's broad experience of anticipating, dealing and supporting clients on their transactions ensures they are completed efficiently and effectively.


  • Advising Thomas White Oxford Limited's joint venture arrangements to bring forward a £700 million global life sciences district development in Oxford.
  • Advising and assisting large domestic residential property developers and investors on joint venture arrangements and other corporate parts in connection with the acquisition and development of land (with private sector and public sector partners). Includes advising on acquisitions of corporate entities holding real estate assets / strategic real estate assets.
  • Advising institutional investors with their proposed investment in private funds (including in respect of overseas private funds, e.g. Luxembourg-domiciled).
  • Assisting a client with a large scale reorganisation exercise to consolidate and simplify the group structure.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

    • Career
      July 2023
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2021

    • Career
      September 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
  • 2019

    • Career
      November 2019
      Wesleyan Assurance Society, Legal Secondment
    • Career
      September 2019
      The Wilkes Partnership LLP, Solicitor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2017

    • Career
      September 2017
      The Wilkes Partnership LLP, Trainee Solicitor
    • Education
      September 2017
      University of Law Birmingham, LPC MSc (Law, Business & Management)
    • Career
      July 2017
      The Best Connection, Legal Secondment
  • 2016

    • Education
      Keele University, Law (LLB)