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Following an extensive nomination process, Asia Business Law Journal unveils its top performers of the country’s legal profession.

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Hansi Abayaratne

DL & F De Saram
Key practice areas: Corporate; property; startup; tax; IP


Ayomi Aluwihare

FJ & G de Saram
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; corporate & commercial; power & energy; technology, media & telecommunications


Aparrajitha Ariyadasa

ATD Leagal Associates
Key practice areas: Cyber law; data privacy; IP


GG Arulpragasam

Arulpragasam Associates
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; commercial; land; family law; civil


Peshala Attygalle

Nithya Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; project finance; securitisation & structured finance


Buwaneka Basnayake

FJ & G de Saram
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; joint ventures; private equity, venture capital & funds; restructuring & insolvency


Sakeen Cader

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: Administrative & constitutional law; admiralty & maritime; Islamic finance; litigation & arbitration


Prabash De Saram

DL & F De Saram
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; tax; real estate; restructuring & insolvency


Savantha De Saram

DL & F De Saram
Key practice areas: Foreign investment; infrastructure; construction; M&A; IT


Chanaka de Silva

Nithya Partners
Key practice areas: Litigation; ADR; projects & project financing; construction; labour


Mariathas Jude Dinesh

M&D Law Chambers
Key practice areas: Real estate


Uditha Egalahewa

UE Chambers
Key practice areas: Insurance & reinsurance; labour & employment; litigation; shipping


Tivanka Ekaratne

Ekaratne Associates
Key practice areas: Arbitration & ADR; defence; international trade & bilateral investment treaties; litigation; customs law


Manjula Ellepola

FJ&G de Saram
Key practice areas: Real property


Anjali Fernando

FJ & G de Saram
Key practice areas: Competition & antitrust; joint ventures; taxation; construction; hospitality & travel


Amila Fernando

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; M&A; capital markets; corporate administration & secretarial services; security documentation


Lihini Fernando

Velox Legal
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; conveyancing & property development; employment; negotiation, dispute resolution & arbitration; civil litigation


Tilani Ford

FJ & G de Saram
Key practice areas: Banking & finance


Jivan Goonetilleke

DL & F De Saram
Key practice areas: Admiralty & shipping; labour, employment & immigration; litigation & dispute resolution


Naomal Goonewardena

Nithya Partners
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; tax


Asanga Gunawansa

Colombo Law Alliance

Tel: +94 773 938 342
Email: asanga.gunawansa@colombo-law.com

Key practice areas:
Arbitration & ADR; corporate & commercial; infrastructure; project finance; construction
Asanga Gunawansa holds a PhD in law from the National University of Singapore and an LLM in International Economic Law from University of Warwick. He currently heads Colombo law Alliance, a law chamber that specialises in commercial law, project financing, foreign investment law, construction law, and arbitration.

Gunawansa is an adjunct professor at the University of Moratuwa and a member of the Board of Studies of the Council of Legal Education of Sri Lanka. He is a consultant to the Green Climate Fund, South Korea, and a member of the executive committee of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Law.

He is also an international arbitrator and has worked in the past for the UN as a legal officer and for the National University of Singapore as an assistant professor. He has published several books, including “The case book on Asia Pacific construction law”.


Anandhiy Gunawardhana

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: Capital markets (derivatives & financial products); corporate & commercial; insurance; IT, media & telecommunications; litigation & arbitration


Mahinda Haradasa

Varner
Key practice areas: IP; corporate & commercial; labour & employment


Janaki Kumaraguru

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets (derivatives & financial products)


Himali Mudadeniya

FJ & G de Saram
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; shipping & logistics


Nithianandan Murugesu

Nithi Murugesu & Associates
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; IP, shipping; construction


Aloka Nandasena

DL & F De Saram
Key practice areas: Foreign investment; banking & finance; M&A; competition & antitrust; capital markets & securities


Laila Nasry

Tiruchelvam Associates
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; infrastructure; M&A; power & energy; pharmaceuticals & healthcare


Sarravanan Neelakandan

Sarravanan Neelakandan Law Associates

Tel: +94 77 3185 285
Email:
snlaw@snlaw.lk
Key practice areas:
Dispute resolution; arbitration; corporate/M&A; energy & infrastructure; foreign investment; restructuring & insolvency, commercial transactions
Sarravanan Neelakandan is the founder and managing partner of Sarravanan Neelakandan Law Associates. He has been practising in the legal profession for more than 16 years, with a wide-ranging legal practice in commercial law, corporate law, banking and finance law, foreign investment, infrastructure projects and dispute resolution.

Before founding Sarravanan Neelakandan Law Associates, he was a partner of the law firm of Neelakandan & Neelakandan (formerly Murugesu & Neelakandan) for 12 years. He serves as co-editor-in-chief of the Law Journal of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

He is also the general secretary of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of Sri Lanka (BRIPASL), which is the Sri Lanka chapter of INSOL International, organisation of professionals specialising in insolvency and business reconstruction and recovery

  • Advised two of the main contractors, Taisei Corporation of Japan and the China National Technical Import & Export Corporation (CNTIC)), of the USD741 million Southern Transport Development Project (STDP) for the construction of the southern expressway. Advised Taisei Corporation of Japan, on the USD590 million Outer Circular Highway (OCH) – Phase I, under the Greater Colombo Urban Transport Development Project.
  • Advising Asia Power, operator of the 51MW Sapugaskanda Power Station, on various legal matters including the Power Purchase Agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka and extension thereof.
  • Advised a consortium of US-based investment banks on its lending and security documentation with local entities of the manufacturing conglomerate loan facilities of USD95 million.
  • Advises Allianz Insurance Lanka and its affiliated company Allianz Life Insurance Lanka, both of which are fully owned subsidiaries of Allianz SE of Germany on incorporation, as well as general legal advice on corporate and insurance or regulatory matters.
  • Advises Dufry AG on its entry into Sri Lanka as operator of duty-free shops at the Bandaranaike International Airport and also advised on drafting and negotiating the Concession Agreement with the Sri Lankan Government.
  • Currently advising the developers of the project for re-development for the “Bambalapitiya Flats”, in connection with a USD300 million ICC arbitration claim arising out of a PPP Agreement with the National Housing Development Authority of the Ministry of Housing and Construction of the Government of Sri Lanka.


Dushyantha Perera

Sudath Perera Associates
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; inbound investment; M&A; power & energy; private equity, venture capital & funds


Lakshana Perera

Sudath Perera Associates
Key practice areas: Dispute resolution; commercial & corporate litigation; IP litigation; industrial disputes & labour


Sudath Perera

Sudath Perera Associates
Key practice areas: Litigation; IP; labour & employment; conveyancing


Seanika Pulle (nee Perera)

Nithya Partners
Key practice areas: Real estate; succession planning (family office); conveyancing title & notarial documents


Nirusha Ranjitkumar Ratnatunga

Nithya Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; inbound investment; joint ventures; M&A; private equity, venture capital & funds


Avindra Rodrigo

FJ & G de Saram
Key practice areas: Litigation; commercial & corporate dispute resolution; arbitration


Diluka Rodrigo

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; insurance; taxation


Mohanlal Rupesinghe

John Wilson Partners
Key practice areas: Litigation


Aruna Samarajewa

Nithya Partners
Key practice areas: Litigation; arbitration; e-commerce; consumer affairs & customs; IP


Rajaratnam Selvaskandan

Varner
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; construction & project development; banking & finance


Shane Silva

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: Capital markets (derivatives & financial products); corporate & commercial; M&A; security documentation


Priya Sivagananathan

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; capital markets (derivatives & financial products)


Michael Sproule

DL & F De Saram
Key practice areas: Real estate, moveable property & trusts


Jayanta Swaminathan

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: Banking; capital markets; M&A; project development


S ThuraiRaja

Neelakandan & Neelakandan
Key practice areas: IP; private client, wills & probate


Ali Tyebkhan

LegalBase
Key practice areas: Banking & finance; corporate & commercial; IP; private client; private equity, venture capital & funds


Shehara Varia

FJ & G de Saram
Key practice areas: IP; labour & employment; M&A


Anomi Wanigasekera

Julius & Creasy
Key practice areas: IP; litigation & arbitration


Yashara Wijesinghe

Ekaratne Associates
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; labour & employment


Arittha Wikramanayake

Heritage Partners
Key practice areas: Capital markets; corporate & commercial; inbound investment; joint ventures; M&A


John Wilson

John Wilson Partners
Key practice areas: Corporate & commercial; IP; labour & employment; litigation; real estate

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