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MILBURN HOUSE, DEAN STREET, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 1LE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0191 233 2222
Fax:
Fax 0191 233 2220
Email:
Web:
www.mills-co.com

Neville Hopper

Tel:
Work 0191 233 2222
Email:
Web:
www.mills-co.com
Mills & Co

Position

Neville is a director of Mills & Co. Solicitors Limited.  Neville specialises in advising upon various aspects of international trade, commodities and shipping. Neville regularly assists clients with disputes, from providing ‘firefighting’ assistance through to proceedings and enforcement. He has experience of Court litigation and arbitrations under a number of institutions, including LMAA, LCIA, ICC, GAFTA, FOSFA, LME and the Sugar Associations. His transactional experience covers a wide range of commercial agreements required in the international trading and transportation of commodities. Neville has extensive experience of preparing standard contract terms for the sale of commodities (including oil, metals, coal, grains and other soft commodities).

Career

2001-2008 Reed Smith/Richards Butler; 2008-2010 Legal Counsel, Trafigura Ltd; 2010-present Mills & Co.

Education

Neville has an Honours degree in law with French from Sheffield University.


London: Finance

Commodities: physicals

Within: Leading individuals

Neville Hopper - Mills & Co

Within: Commodities: physicals

Mills & Co is a specialist trade and shipping firm based in Newcastle that was founded 25 years ago. It competes with London firms for roles in GAFTA and FOSFA arbitrations for multinational trading houses and smaller market participants. Key partners Neville Hopper and Jonathan Green are 'very good professionals with excellent knowledge; very reactive and pragmatic'. Along with Simon Williams, they have 'a strong presence in physical commodities and they regularly go toe-to-toe with the larger London firms, representing big players in the market'. Hopper recently acted for a trading house based in Geneva in a dispute concerning sales of naphtha.

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North: Transport

Transport and shipping

Within: Transport and shipping

Mills & Co is a shipping and international trade law boutique, which handles a wide range of maritime sector work leading to regular instructions from P&I clubs, H&M underwriters, shipowners, charterers, commodity traders, oil majors, freight forwarders and shipyards. Main contact Guy Mills specialises in charterparty, bill of lading and MOA disputes as well as shipbuilding and ship repairing matters, while Nicola Jeanes is best known for assisting shipyards and shipowners with contracts for ship construction, conversion and repair. Martin Dalby has extensive expertise in ship casualty work and Andreas Welz has admiralty litigation and arbitration at his core. International trade and commodities expert Neville Hopper is another key individual of the team.

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