Solicitor

Experience

Keya joined the Charity and Social Enterprise department at Bates Wells Braithwaite after completing her training contract and spending three years as a qualified solicitor at Linklaters. As an Associate in the banking department at Linklaters, Keya advised on a wide range of bespoke, multi-jurisdictional financial transactions, with a focus on financial restructurings and corporate insolvencies. She has also worked in-house with a range of charities, non-profit and civil society organisations in multiple jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom, the United States, India and Jamaica.

Keya currently works on a broad range of activities carried out by charities and social enterprises, including structuring and executing social impact finance transactions.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Advising both debtors and creditors on issues ranging from loans and project financings, to restructuring, insolvency and liquidation.
  • Drafting and negotiating bespoke commercial contracts.
  • Providing multi-jurisdictional cross-border advice and managing complex transactions.

Qualifications and Career

  • Hamilton College (USA), BA Comparative Literature, 2008
  • Global Justice Centre (USA), Programme Assistant, 2008
  • Human Rights Law Network (India), Programme Officer, 2009
  • National Law School of India University (India), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law, 2010
  • University of Cambridge (UK), BA Law, 2012
  • University of Law (Moorgate) (UK), LPC, 2013
  • Linklaters LLP (UK), Trainee Solicitor, 2013
  • Mary Ward Legal Centre (UK), Legal Secondee, 2015
  • Linklaters LLP, admitted as a solicitor, 2015
  • Linklaters LLP, Associate, Banking department (restructuring & insolvency), 2015
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2019

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

Keya has worked with many charities, non-profits and civil society organisations in the United Kingdom and internationally, including the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, Amicus, Acid Survivors Trust International, Plan International, Penal Reform International, WMW Jamaica, and the Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights.