Jo Rickard is a partner in the Litigation practice.  

Jo has wide commercial litigation experience advising corporates, banks, liquidators and receivers as well as self-regulatory bodies in relation to a variety of claims. Jo advises on litigious matters across a range of industries, including Financial Institutions, Insurance and TMT.

Jo represents corporate, financial institution and individual clients, including Liverpool FC, ICE, ADGM, Cargolux, NESV and Areva.

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Jo was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 1981-2006. While 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.


  • Cargolux in relation to a damages claim brought by a large number of claimants in relation to breach of antitrust rules.
  • Robert Tchenguiz in relation to a claim for damages for wrongful arrest and trespass against the SFO.
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) on its establishment as an international financial center in the United Arab Emirates.
  • ICE Clear on the intervention of court proceedings in relation to MF Global and settling claim.
  • Imcopa in relation to successfully resisting a challenge to majority vote on restructuring.
  • ICE in relation to phishing incidents involving EU emission allowances including maintaining market continuity in a key market where there was potential user concern over market integrity and certainty.
  • NESV in relation to their purchase of Liverpool Football Club and continuing litigation.
  • Areva SA in relation to a £250 million damages action brought by the National Grid in the English High Court against Areva and a number of other defendants.This is the largest ever damages action brought in the U.K. for breach of antitrust rules.

    Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Law Society
  • Chairman of the Market Supervision and Review Committee (MSARC) of Lloyd’s of London

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