Thomas Cooper LLP hires Trade & Commodity Specialist George Mingay

International law firm, Thomas Cooper, is pleased to announce the appointment of George Mingay, as a partner in its International Trade and Commodities Group, based in London.

George is an expert in the resolution of disputes within the commodities sector relating to oil and gas, metals & mining and soft commodities/agribusiness. George’s expertise extends to the resolution of disputes in the English courts and under international and trade arbitration rules. He also advises clients in relation to non-contentious, regulatory and compliance issues. George has spent six months seconded to the in-house legal department of Shell International in London. He has spoken on a number of occasions about commodities, law of the sea, oil and gas and arbitration generally.

Tim Kelleher, Senior Partner commented: “We consistently review the market for opportunities to hire suitable specialists who bring additional opportunities and experience which will complement the firm’s development strategy. We are delighted to welcome George to Thomas Cooper. The International Trade and Commodities Group is one of the cornerstones of the firm and George’s extensive industry knowledge and expertise will strengthen our existing capabilities very well.”

George Mingay comments: “It is a pleasure to join Thomas Cooper. It is a firm that I have long known and admired. The International Trade and Commodities Group has an excellent reputation for dispute resolution and trade finance advisory work with the breadth and depth of experience that one would expect to accompany this. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues and developing the practice area further together.”


Thomas Cooper LLP is an international law firm with offices in London, Madrid, Paris, Piraeus, São Paulo and Singapore. Thomas Cooper provides services to clients throughout a range of industry sectors, with particular focus on: Maritime, Finance, International Commodities and Trade, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Insurance & Reinsurance, Energy, Commercial Litigation, Private Client & Real Estate and Yachts and Super Yachts. Lawyers from our international offices work as integrated teams to provide practical, commercially focused legal advice. Our International locations allow us geographical coverage to be competitive in the global market and to provide steadfast quality legal services to our clients.

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About the contributors

  • Tim Kelleher Senior Partner

    Tim is the firm’s senior partner and is based in the London office. He is a member of our casualty response team and specialises in commercial shipping problems.

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  • George Mingay Partner

    George is a Partner in Thomas Cooper’s International Trade and Commodities Group. He is an expert in the resolution of disputes within the commodities sector relating to oil and gas, metals & mining and soft commodities/agribusiness.

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