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Anna Howell is co-chair of the firm’s Oil and Gas practice group, and a member of the Energy and Infrastructure, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice groups.
Ms. Howell advises on complex cross-border transactions in the energy and natural resources sectors with a particular focus in the oil and gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), power and mining sub-sectors.
Ms. Howell routinely advises high-profile clients on some of their most prestigious and challenging matters to take place in the market, including first entries into both mature and emerging markets throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Her experience ranges from cross border M&A, the development and financing of projects, joint ventures and restructurings. Anna understands and has advised on the whole energy value chain from upstream concessions and transportation arrangements to downstream commodity sales and trading.
Chambers Global describe Anna as a legal practitioner who “is one of the standout energy lawyers both for M&A and oil and gas work. She’s a very smart lawyer, and has a very intelligent approach to negotiations and tactics” and who “consistently impresses clients who value the ‘constant dialogue’ with her.” Other leading publications such as Chambers UK, Chambers Asia Pacific and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers – Energy routinely rank Anna as a leading individual in the energy and natural resources sector. Chambers UK 2023 ranked Anna in Band 1 and noted “Anna has a very strong understanding of business and commercial drivers, and provides legal service that is tailored around them” and “she is a really impressive oil and gas practitioner.” In previous editions, clients noted “she understands the legal aspects of matters and can also apply them in a practical manner to help the client make a decision” and “she has a superb intellect.” Ms. Howell is ranked as highly regarded in IFLR1000 2022 for M&A, Project Development and Project Finance and named by Expert Guides to its 2021 Guide to World’s Leading Women in Business Law. She is also ranked as a leading individual in Legal 500 UK 2023 for Project Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas and recognised for M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals. In addition, she is recognised in Who’s Who Legal Energy 2022.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Howell spent over 11 years practising in Asia and has worked in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing.
Selected experience includes:
* Experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn.
University College London - 1990 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
England & Wales - Solicitor
Law Society of Hong Kong - Solicitor