Emma Keating


  • LPC, Distinction, University of Law, 2013
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, College of Law, 2012
  • BEconSS (Economic and Social Sciences), First Class Honours, University of Sydney, 2006; Honours in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2016

Emma Keating


Emma Keating trained at Ropes & Gray’s London office and qualified in September 2016, having gained experience in the special situations, finance and corporate departments. In 2015, Emma spent 6 months on secondment with Ropes & Gray’s Hong Kong office.

As an associate in the special situations practice group Emma advises creditors, debtors, sponsors, debt funds and alternative capital providers on a broad range of domestic and cross-border special situations.


  • Acting for Forensic Risk Alliance and its founders in connection with a capital re-organisation of the business and the subsequent sale of a minority interest in the business to Dunedin LLP
  • Acting for TPG Special Situations Partners in connection with its acquisition of Credit Suisse’s US Distressed Credit business
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group in connection with its investment in TFI TAB Yatirimlari A.S.
  • Acting for Baillie Gifford in connection with its minority investment in Home24
  • Acting for PT Berlian Laju Tanker, Indonesia’s largest oil and gas shipping firm, in connection with its US$1.85 billion second-round consensual restructuring. Named “Restructuring Deal of the Year” for 2016 at the IFLR Asia Awards
  • Acting for Altice S.A. on the financing of the acquisition by Altice of PT Portugal SGPS, S.A. and certain other entities that make up the Portugal Telecom Group, a leading provider of integrated telecommunication services to residential and corporate customers in Portugal from Oi S.A.
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Nordea in connection with the €1.45 billion financing of Nordic Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Norway-based Lindorff, one of Europe’s leading providers of debt related administrative services
  • Acting for Altice and Numericable Group in their jumbo US$21.9 billion cross-border bank and bond financing for the acquisition of French telecoms operator SFR


  • van den Broek D and Keating E, “Rights to a process for the masses or select privileges for the few?: Telework policy and labour market inequality in Australia,” Policy Studies, Vol.32:1, pp. 21-3 (2011)
  • Keating E and van den Broek D, “Australia ‘Roger Blanpain’ in special issue on European Framework Agreements and Telework: Law and Practice, A European and Comparative Study, Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations,” 62, Kluwer Law International BV, Netherlands, pp. 77-92 (2007)


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