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Julius & Creasy

Banking & Finance

1 ranked lawyersBand 2Sri LankaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Long-established team covering syndicated loans and banking regulatory advice, among other areas such as outsourcing and issues related to employment. Offers extensive experience working with overseas banks on lending to Sri Lankan companies. Also adept in tackling exchange controls as well as securitisation and derivative transactions. Notable for its asset finance expertise, especially in the aviation sector, where it regularly advises foreign lenders on aircraft leasing. Additionally experienced in matters relating to data protection and privacy and foreign exchange laws.

Strengths

A client comments on the firm's accessibility, saying: "We travelled to Colombo and the team made themselves available for meetings, which was very helpful," and adding: "They seem very eager to please."

Work highlights

Acted as local counsel to Avolon Aerospace International in regard to the leasing and sale of an aircraft to SriLankan Airlines Limited.

Notable practitioners

Janaki Kumaraguru is sought out by clients for her broad practice which includes structured, acquisition and loan finance. Acting for lenders and borrowers, she is well-versed in domestic and cross-border banking and finance matters.

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Sri Lanka

Banking & Finance


Janaki Kumaraguru
Band 3