Anneli Howard is a recommended leading junior in Chambers and the Legal 500 Directories 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 in the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2015. Anneli has been selected as one of only ten barristers named in this year’s The Lawyer’s Hot 100.

Since 2008 Anneli has been a co-author of the Chapter on Litigating Competition Infringements in National Courts in the leading textbook Bellamy & Child European Union Law of Competition (OUP 7th Edn 2013) and is Co-Editor of UK Competition Procedure: The Modernised Regime (OUP 2007).”

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 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 2013 UK highlighted her “total dedication and real application to the case“.

Significant clients include Visa, Orange Telecom, BT, Ryanair, London Stock Exchange, CAA, CMA, Ofcom, ORR, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, SJ Berwin, Linklaters, Hogan Lovells, King Wood Mallesons, Pinsent Masons, Eversheds, Osborne Clarke, Redd, Berry Smith, Bird&Bird.

Subject areas

Competition Law


Consumer Protection