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Wikborg Rein
30 Cannon Street

Work Department

Shipping Offshore


Eleanor Midwinter is a Partner at Wikborg Rein’s London office. She works for companies operating within international trade, physical commodities (primarily oil, biofuels and LNG) shipbuilding, dry shipping and marine insurance.  Eleanor has been working in these sectors for around 10 years, and has significant experience in managing disputes, international enforcement and contract drafting.  Work examples can be found in the ‘relevant experience’ tab.

Eleanor is listed as ‘Up and Coming’ and a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for commodities disputes by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She is also listed as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for shipping by Legal 500. Client testimonials refer to her as “a professional and knowledgeable lawyer who is responsive and cares about the client’s full understanding of the case”; “exceptional in her ability to work with clients to present the information needed”; and someone who “likes to get into the nitty-gritty of cases, but without ever losing sight of the bigger picture”. She is also known for providing a very practical approach to advice and drafting, including in relation to trade sanctions and compliance.


2021 – Partner, Wikborg Rein, London
2020-2021: Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein LLP
2017-2019: Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein LLP
2015-2017: Senior Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
2010-2015: Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
2008-2010: Trainee Solicitor, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP. Secondments at MET Commodities London Ltd., and Gorrissen Federspiel.


Energy Institute


University of Newcastle (LLB First Class, Chancery Prize), Legal Practice Course, BPP London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes

(Next Generation Partners)

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Wikborg Rein is ‘a delight to work with at every level‘, with clients praising its ‘proactive, bright and commercial partners who are supported by excellent and diligent associates‘. Strong in both shipping and commodities matters, the firm is best known for its LNG expertise, covering its physical trading, transportation and storage, as well as contractual matters and disputes. Practice head Chris Grieveson is ‘a tough litigator with a very strong strategic eye‘.  The ‘extremely capable and brightEleanor Midwinter is now a partner and leads on commodity contract disputes with shipping partner Rob Jardine-Brown.

London > Transport > Shipping

(Next Generation Partners)

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