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Christopher Keane

Christopher Keane

Special Counsel


  • Agribusiness
  • Competition and Market Regulation
  • Aviation Insurance
  • Arbitration

WSG Practice Industries




Chris has more than 15 years experience assisting clients with the resolution of complex commercial disputes and regulatory issues across Australia and throughout Asia and the South Pacific. He acts for clients across of range of industries including the maritime, logistics, tourism, agribusiness and energy and resources sectors.

Chris's commercial dispute resolution experience includes managing and coordinating multi-jurisdictional proceedings and the utilisation and resistance of urgent and complex forms of injunctive relief. He has represented clients in all of the major commercial jurisdictions in Australia, the Federal Court's Admiralty jurisdiction, and domestic and international arbitration tribunals (including ACICA, ICC, LMAA, SIAC and tribunals constituted pursuant to various trade association rules).

Chris also frequently assists clients with prosecutions, regulatory investigations, risk management and compliance concerning foreign and domestic maritime regulations, foreign bribery, sanctions, import/export controls and anti-money laundering.


Areas of Practice

Agribusiness | Arbitration | Aviation Insurance | Competition and Market Regulation | Corporate and Commercial Disputes | Defence Industry | Energy and Resources | Infrastructure | Insurance | International Disputes | International Trade | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Marine Insurance | Minerals | Oil and Gas | Other Industries | Ports | Regulatory Investigations and Litigation | Transport, Road, Rail and Ports

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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