John Howell

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Contact

Email: john.howell@guides.global

Office telephone: +44 1284 719 964

Mobile telephone: +44 7715 174 415

Summary

john howellWidely recognised as an expert, leader and opinion-former in the international real estate industry. By training a lawyer, formerly senior parter in two respected law firms. Practical and down-to-earth. From 2012-14 Editorial Director of OPP - the voice of the international property industry. A good motivator and communicator - both orally and in writing. Extremely hard working and passionate about his work. Accustomed to producing results.

Speaks fluent English (native), Spanish and French.

Recent Experience

Jan 2015-CURRENT: FOUNDER & EDITOR, GUIDES.GLOBAL

Guides.Global is a start-up company producing – in conjunction with local lawyers, accountants and other professionals – detailed but free legal guides about how things really work in other countries. The guides, in print and on video, cover subjects are varied as ‘How to get a Divorce’ and ‘How to Start a Business’. There are up to 100 topics per country and we will, in time, provide guides to over 100 countries.

2012-DEC 2014: EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, OPP MEDIA - LONDON

Responsible for editing and producing a stable of 9 b2b print and/or digital magazines and newsletters aimed at the international property industry around the world. These include OPP (Overseas Property Professional) and OPP China - in Mandarin. Total circulation about 110,000 in 90 countries. Also partly responsible for the OPP Connect website, www.opp-connect.com; the OPPLive conferences and the OPP Awards for Excellence.

2009-CURRENT: SPECIALIST INTERNATIONAL LEGAL CONSULTANT, JOHN HOWELL & CO - LONDON & BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK

Niche firm advising developers and private individuals (many of whom have been my clients for years) about development plans, rescuing failed developments and property investment opportunities. Duties included both advice to clients and the administration and marketing of the firm.

1996-2009: SENIOR PARTNER ILP, FORMERLY JOHN HOWELL & CO - LONDON

Leading specialist law firm dealing 100% with international legal transactions, mainly property related. Duties included client work, business and financial planning, regulatory compliance, managing a team of over 50 lawyers and supporting staff, marketing and a whole lot more.

1979-1996: FOUNDER & LATER SENIOR PARTNER, JOHN HOWELL & CO - SHEFFIELD

Specialist English law firm dealing mainly with civil liberties and social welfare law. Duties included client work, business and financial planning, regulatory compliance, managing a team of over 50 lawyers and supporting staff spread over 5 offices in Sheffield. John Howell & Co still operates (under the name of Howells) but John Howell no longer has any connection with it.

Life Outside Work

Working with a number of community and professional organisations, including: Pitsmoor CAB (committee), Sheffield Ethnic Minorities Advice Project (committee), Middlewood Mental Health Trust (board), Abbeydale Grange School (governor), AIPP (board), Odhams Walk TMO (chair), Bury St Edmunds Farmers Club (chair 2011-2015)

Education

1972-present: Continuing Professional Development

1971-1972: College of Law, Liverpool - Solicitors Final Exams

1968-1971: University of Bristol - LLb (Hons)

1961-1968: Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

Languages

English (native), French & Spanish

Personal (sensitive stuff these days...)

British. Born 18 Jan 1950. Married. No children.




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