Simran Keightley


Simran is an associate solicitor in our London office.

She advises banks, financial institutions, and ship-owning companies on all aspects of loan and security documentation within the maritime sector. She has been involved with various cross-border ship finance transactions relating to syndicated and bilateral debt financings, as well as sale and leaseback transactions. She has also advised both buyers and sellers on numerous sale and purchase transactions for ships and yachts.

Since joining the firm, Simran has undertaken client secondments at two major UK shipowners which have provided valuable insight into the needs of ship-owning clients.

Simran is also an experienced member of our sanctions team and has guided insurers, managers, and ship-owners on various sanctions compliance issues. This work has included, among other things, carrying out sanctions checks on proposed fixtures for vessels and advising on potential liability for rejecting voyage orders under charterparties where a proposed fixture may result in a breach of sanctions or a breach of any sanctions terms in a vessel’s financing agreements.