He previously worked in offices in Singapore and Jakarta between 1991 and 1999 and is moving from the London office back to Singapore.
Sandilands is an asset and structured finance lawyer and is experienced in all aspects of aviation, domestic and cross border finance, operating leasing and the sale and purchase of aircraft.
"We're expecting to see further growth in aviation across Asia, and I'm looking forward to returning to the region to assist clients with that growth," Sandilands says.
During his professional life he has acted for airlines, finance and operating lessors, banks and equity providers.
Jeff Smith, head of Southeast Asia, for Norton Rose Fulbright, says: "Keith is an aviation specialist, has a strong Asian client base and has previously worked in the region.
"His focus will be to further develop our aviation practice across Asia, especially in India, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia."