Neil A. Lopez


Partner, Commercial Department

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 specialises in commercial, corporate advisory work, fintech and financial services, but is also active in private client work advising High Net Worth Individuals on a wide array of matters.

In addition, Neil 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 and all aspects of yacht registration. 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.

In 2018, he was awarded a Professional Certificate of Competence in Gibraltar Tax by the University of Gibraltar.