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Jo Rickard is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Litigation Group in London.  She has wide commercial litigation experience advising corporates, banks, liquidators and receivers as well as self-regulatory bodies in relation to a variety of claims.  She is recognised as a leading practitioner in banking litigation and commercial litigation in the Legal Experts guide, and as a leading individual in Chambers 2016 and a named individual in Legal 500 2015.  She is also named as a Super Lawyer in the commercial litigation category in the 2015 London Super Lawyers List.

Jo Rickard joined Shearman & Sterling in 2006.  She was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 1981-2006.  Whilst there she was the joint head of the worldwide Dispute Resolution Practice Group for five years and managing partner of Dispute Resolution in London for nine years.  For two years from 1995 she was seconded to Lloyd’s of London as Director of Legal Services reporting to the then chairman, Sir David Rowland.

Selected Experience

  • Acting for Cargolux in relation to a damages claim brought by a large number of claimants in relation to breach of antitrust rules
  • Acting for Robert Tchenguiz in relation to a claim for damages against the SFO
  • Obtaining court order for recovery of IT equipment from employee of company
  • Intervening in court proceedings on behalf of ICE Clear in relation to MF Global and settling claim
  • Advising on multi-jurisdictional enforcement of agreement
  • Advising football club on disciplinary proceedings against a footballer


  • King's College London, University of London, LL.B., 1970



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