Eleanor Midwinter


About Eleanor Midwinter

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. 


Work experience
  • 2021 -

    Partner, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2020 - 2021

    Specialist Counsel, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2017 - 2019

    Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein, London

  • 2015 - 2017

    Senior Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • 2010 - 2015

    Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • 2008 - 2010

    Trainee Solicitor, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • 2007 - 2008

    LPC, BPP Law School, London

  • 2004 - 2007

    Bachelor of Laws (First-class honours and Chancery Prize), Newcastle University

Honor awards
  • 2022

    Up and Coming, Chambers & Partners

  • 2022

    Next Generation Partner, Legal 500

  • 2022

    Next Generation Partner, Legal 500

  • 2021

    Rising Star, Legal 500

  • 2021

    Recommended, Legal 500