FJ & G de Saram

Corporate/Commercial Department

Sri Lanka
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What the team is known for Highly reputed 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 and real estate, as well as acting on shareholder squeeze-outs and labour issues. Regularly instructed on regulatory matters by domestic and multinational companies. Private equity and inbound investment are also areas of expertise. Handles investments into a wide variety of sectors, from financial services and insurance to telecoms and manufacturing.

Notable practitioners

Ayomi Aluwihare-Gunawardene is described by market commentators as a "strong lawyer with a good business sense." She is active on both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

Shehara Varia advises clients on joint ventures and investment-related matters. She frequently acts for multinational clients on investments into Sri Lanka and attracts praise from clients, one source reporting that she is "completely up to speed."