Jonathan Keats Jonathan Keats

Jonathan Keats

Senior Registered Foreign Lawyer Hong Kong

T: +852 2168 6730 M: +852 9109 6359

Jonathan is a transactional shipping lawyer with a focus on asset ship financing, particularly in sale and lease back transactions.

He has an extensive track record in advising lenders and financial leasing companies in the shipping sector (including on restructurings and ECA related work), as well as a detailed knowledge of borrower/client-side requirements from both private practice and as an in-house counsel in a fast growing shipping company with a big order book and financing needs.

Jonathan also has a broad range of experience in negotiating commercial shipping contracts as well general banking expertise.

Jonathan has worked for major international law firms in a variety of locations, including London, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as being an in-house counsel for Navig8 in London.

He is registered as a Foreign Lawyer (England & Wales) with the HK law society and re-joined the firm in late 2019.

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Education

  1. 2003-04 – Legal Practice Course (LPC) BPP Law School, London
  2. 2000-03 – Law Degree (LLB), University of Leeds