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Anneli Howard is recommended as a leading junior by Chambers and Legal 500 in Competition, EU law, Aviation, Telecommunications and Consumer Law/Product Liability. In October 2014 Anneli was nominated for the Chambers Bar Award for “Junior of the Year” in Competition & EU. She is also recognised as a leading competition expert by Who’s Who in its International Competition Lawyers and Economists and the UK Bar publications. Anneli was selected as one of ten barristers in The Lawyer’s Hot 100- 2016.
A former Référendaire at the European Court of Justice, she has expert insight of the interaction between EU and domestic law, including telecoms, utilities and other regulated industries. In November 2012 she was appointed as Standing Counsel to the Civil Aviation Authority to advise on their new sectoral competition law powers and EU responsibilities. Anneli has recently been appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel for Public/ Administrative Law and to its Public International Law Panel for a tenure of 5 years.
Anneli is “a client’s dream counsel – a real class act.” She is recognised for her legal acumen: clients note her “strong intellect, “very good technical knowledge” and “methodical and alert competition assistance”. They have credited her as a “brilliantly strategic thinker” and an “accomplished courtroom performer ” who is “amazingly clear“.
More than just a lawyer, Anneli is a hands-on team player who pulls more than her weight in achieving her clients’ objectives. She is “responsive, hardworking and practical” and “listens to what you want to achieve and goes about it in an incredibly time-responsive manner”. Chambers UK has highlighted her “total dedication and real application to the case“.
Significant clients include Visa, Orange Telecom, BT, CAA, CMA, Ofgem, ORR, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Hogan Lovells, King Wood Mallesons, Pinsent Masons, Mishcon, Macfarlanes, Osborne Clarke, Redd, Berry Smith, Bird&Bird.