Gibson Dunn Adds Energy Partner Anna Howell to London Office

June 13, 2017

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Anna Howell will join the firm as a partner.  Howell, who will join the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills, will be based in the firm’s London office, where she will continue handling complex cross-border transactions in the energy sector.

"We are very pleased to welcome Anna to the firm," said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  "She has a fabulous reputation and has handled many complex cross-border transactions on behalf of high-profile energy clients in the UK, throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.  She will add depth and strength to our premiere energy practice, which was recently enhanced by our very strong team in our newly opened office in Houston.  Anna’s practice will complement the oil & gas focus of our Houston office and will strengthen our energy capabilities globally."

"Anna is a highly respected energy lawyer," said Jeff Trinklein, Co-Partner in Charge of the London office.  "Her experience in energy and her strong relationships in the oil and gas sector with private fund investors and industry players all build on our core growth in London and most recently in Houston.  Her addition will allow us to further expand the reach of our energy practice."  

"Anna is a strong addition to the firm," said Michael P. Darden, Chair of the firm’s Oil and Gas Practice group and Partner in Charge of the Houston office.  "Houston and London are the capitals of the global oil and gas industry.  With Anna’s arrival, we will enhance our offerings to clients operating both in and outside the United States."

"I am pleased to be joining Gibson Dunn," Howell said.  "The firm has made some exciting new additions recently, with the opening of the Houston office and the energy partners that it has brought on board, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues."


About Anna Howell 
Howell’s corporate practice covers mergers and acquisitions, project development and financing.  She works primarily in energy and infrastructure industries, with a focus in the oil and gas, liquefied natural gas and power sub-sectors.  She has experience in both mature and emerging markets throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, including companies’ first entries into those regions.

Howell, who served as co-head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Energy Group, practiced with the firm since 1996.  She worked from its London, Hong Kong, and Singapore offices and led the Asian energy practice during her 10-year tenure in Asia. 

She received her LLB with First Class Honours from University College London in 1990.