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Anthony is HFW's Head of Competition and Regulation. He specialises in competition law, public procurement, trade sanctions, export control, anti-bribery and anti-corruption, regulation, State aid, data protection/privacy, commercial contracts, joint ventures, intellectual property and information technology. He is admitted in England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

Anthony is a member of the City of London Solicitors Company's Committee on Commercial Law and the Steering Committee of the Procurement Lawyers Association, as well as the Law Society's Competition Section, the UK Association for European Law and the Competition Law Association. He is also a Freeman of the City of London Solicitors Company.

Anthony is frequently quoted in the press, and regularly gives presentations on his specialist areas.

Anthony was ranked 7 in the top 10 lawyers worldwide by Lloyds List for 2016. He is recommended in Chambers 2017 where he is "described by a client as 'affable and approachable' and as someone who is 'thoughtful and doesn't rush to judgment'". Chambers 2016 referred to him as "the head of department at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP. Clients provide an array of praise. 'He is very experienced, with good instincts and a highly professional manner. He closely managed every stage of our project through to the end,' says one. Another stated: 'His technical knowledge is second to none.'" Chambers has previously recommended him as a "notable practitioner, earning acclaim for his 'in-depth knowledge' of a wide number of industries", and reported clients as saying that he is "'measured in his approach', according to impressed interviewees. Clients appreciate that 'he takes the time to consider and evaluate all details' and is able to 'think on his feet when it comes to linking the item for discussion with relevant issues'". He is "incredibly responsive and available, and always meets deadlines", and has "excellent client service". He is recommended in Legal 500 2016 which commented and quoted commentators saying that Anthony leads the "dedicated, invaluable" team at HFW, also describing him as "outstanding" and HFW's practice as "top-notch". Legal 500 2015 said that "the ‘highly intelligent, experienced, knowledgeable and responsive’ Anthony Woolich assists purchasers and suppliers in regulatory and commercial issues." Legal 500 has previously quoted clients as saying that "he knows the answers, knows the market, and gives pragmatic, commercial advice", that he is "experienced and business minded", and that he "exercises good judgment". He is also recommended as an expert in Who's Who Legal, which quotes commentators referring to his "first-class know-how" in sanctions.

Click here to see a snapshot of our Brexit event dated 29 November 2016 in which Anthony appeared as a panellist. The event was chaired by John Humphrys and other panellists were The Rt Hon Jack Straw, Ruth Lea, Joshua Rozenberg QC and Sir Paul Jenkins QC.

Click here to view Anthony on BBC News on Sunday 26 June discussing the impact on trade agreements following the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU.

The UK has decided by a majority vote to leave the EU. Here we discuss how this will impact your business.

Anthony also appeared as a panellist in our 'Brexit – in or out?' event. Please click here to view Anthony's insights on Brexit.

Please click here to see an overview of our 'Brexit – in or out?' event, which was chaired by John Humphrys, and for which other panellists were Anthony Hilton, Andrew Lilico, The Rt Hon John Redwood MP and Professor Derrick Wyatt QC.


The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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For our second Brexit panel we welcomed back Radio 4 'Today' presenter John Humphrys who returned to chair the panel discussion.
Anthony Woolich appeared as a panellist in our 'Brexit – in or out?' event. Anthony discusses his insights on Brexit.
An overview of our 'Brexit – in or out?' event, which was chaired by John Humphrys, and for which other panellists were Anthony Hilton, Andrew Lilico, The Rt Hon John Redwood MP, Professor Derrick Wyatt QC and Anthony Woolich.

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