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Neil A. Lopez

Senior Associate
neil@ellul.gi
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Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish


Neil commenced practice in 2004 as a general practitioner.  Throughout his career he has worked for two of Gibraltar’s largest law firms and has also served as in-house counsel for Deloitte where he specialised in tax, private client and insolvency matters.

He joined Ellul & Co in 2012 and for the first few years at the firm worked predominantly on civil litigation matters with an emphasis on family, employment and commercial disputes.  He later focused on corporate, commercial and corporate finance work which he has been doing for the past few years.  Neil forms part of the Fintech team of Ellul & Co and provides advice on a wide range of matters in this field including ICOs and applying for a financial services licence for Gibraltar DLT businesses. 

Neil also retains a keen interest in shipping and heads the firm's practice in this area.  Neil's shipping expertise extends to ship registration, ship financing, ship arrests and admiralty litigation.  His other practice areas include property/conveyancing and probate work.  Neil is particularly interested in property transactions which have an international element to them. 

He also sits on the Gibraltar Football Association's Club Licensing First Instance Board to assess Gibraltar clubs' applications to participate in UEFA competitions. 

In September 2016 he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Notarial Practice from University College London.  Neil holds an LLB from Leeds Beckett University and is bilingual in English and Spanish. 


Practice Areas:

Admiralty & Shipping,Company Management,Corporate & Commercial,Employment Law,Family Law,Fintech-Blockchain ICOs & Cryptocurrency,Gaming,Litigation,Notarial Service,Property & Conveyancing,Residence (low-tax) in Gibraltar,Ship Registration,Small Businesses,Sports and Entertainment Law,Wills & Probate,Yacht & Ship Financing,Yacht Registration