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FJ & G de Saram

Corporate/Commercial

4 ranked lawyersBand 1Sri LankaGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

FJ & G de Saram is a highly reputed law firm with a prestigious clientele comprising both international and domestic corporates. Covers the full spectrum of transactions, from establishing operations in Sri Lanka to M&A, real estate, projects-related deals and labour issues. Private equity and inbound investment are also areas of expertise. Regularly instructed on regulatory matters by domestic and multinational companies. Handles investments into a wide variety of sectors, from financial services and infrastructure to telecoms and manufacturing.

Notable practitioners

Anjali Fernando has solid expertise in construction and tax legal matters in Sri Lanka. According to a client, "she has expert knowledge on agreement drafting, particularly complicated commercial agreements."

Ayomi Aluwihare-Gunawardene is at the forefront of the Sri Lankan corporate/commercial law market, leading a broad range of cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. A client says: "She has the ability to provide sound advice while keeping in mind the balance between the legal position and commercial complexities and sensitivities."

Buwaneka Basnayake has a growing reputation in Sri Lanka's legal market for his expertise in corporate transactions, including in the infrastructure space. One client says that "he is very thorough," while another source considers him to be "very responsive and someone who delivers quality services within challenging timelines."

Shehara Varia is sought out by clients for her expertise in M&A, including deals in the telecoms, aviation and manufacturing sectors in Sri Lanka. One client reports that "she is always supportive and provides the best advice at all times," while another source says: "Her work and subject knowledge have impressed me a lot."

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Sri Lanka

Corporate/Commercial


Anjali Fernando
Band 3
Ayomi Aluwihare-Gunawardene
Band 1
Buwaneka Basnayake
Up and Coming
Shehara Varia
Band 2