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Wikborg Rein
30 Cannon Street
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Work Department

Shipping Offshore


Eleanor Midwinter is a Specialist Counsel at Wikborg Rein’s London office, working with majors, traders, banks and shipping interests. She has special experience in physical commodities trading, shipping and shipbuilding.  Eleanor handles litigation, arbitration and mediation as well as informal negotiations.  Eleanor drafts a range of contractual documents, including in relation to sales, storage, and transport, and she advises on related issues such as due diligence, change management agency, confidentiality and distribution.  Eleanor’s shipping work includes disputes under MOAs, charters, bills of lading and marine insurance policies.  She has significant expertise in advising and assisting with the resolution of superyacht disputes under the MYBA charter and MOA forms, and under commission / central agency agreements.  Eleanor’s shipbuilding work includes project support and dispute resolution regarding contracts, modifications, delivery and payment, warranty and guarantees (for both commercial vessels and superyachts).  Examples of Eleanor’s work can be found at: https://www.wr.no/en/people/specialist-counsel/eleanor-midwinter/


2020: 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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