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Nithya Partners

Dispute Resolution

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Sri LankaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected bench of advocates which is often instructed for Commercial High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court cases, offering notable expertise in the power, infrastructure and telecoms sectors. Particularly active in IP litigation, with a strong track record in disputes regarding corporate, finance and banking matters. Also acts for high-profile businesses on consumer protection and customs disputes. Additional experience representing private individuals. Regularly receives mandates from a major client in the insurance sector regarding reinsurance brokering contracts. Recent new client wins include The Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

Work highlights

Represented the Minister of Home Affairs of Sri Lanka in a citizenship dispute.

Notable practitioners

Aruna Samarajewa is well known for his experience in the dispute resolution market. His practice includes intellectual property and construction-related matters.

Chanaka de Silva enjoys a strong reputation for his broad litigation and arbitration practice, with a depth of experience in project-related disputes. He often acts before the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

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Overview

Nithya Partners’ forte is handling specialized dispute resolution matters relating to corporate, commercial, banking, financial, infrastructure and project-related disputes. The litigation work that the Firm handles is generally regarded as complex and not run-of-the-mill with the Firm being renowned for using litigation as a tool in achieving commercial solutions to disputes.

The Firm is also known for its dispute resolution in projects, energy, infrastructure, and telecommunication matters. Its portfolio of clients includes large telecoms, power generators, infrastructure projects, and consultancy firms. The Firm has also been acting in the area of Intellectual Property disputes and is gaining a reputation for resolving their disputes expeditiously. 

The Department is headed by Chanaka De Silva, who's forte is in the fields of alternate dispute resolution and litigation. He appears in all levels of courts in Sri Lanka and has handled several high profile international and local arbitrations, representing both local and foreign corporations and multinationals. In 2015, Chanaka was awarded the Client Choice – Dispute Resolution Law Award in Sri Lanka by Legal’s Finest 200 Awards and was named as a winner of the Best in ADR- Sri Lanka by AI 2015 Legal Awards. He was endorsed as a Leading Lawyer by Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey in the fields of Dispute Resolution, Banking and Project Finance.

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Healthcare

Insurance

Media

Private Clients / Individuals

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Utilities

Dispute Resolution

Nithya Partners

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Location

No. 97A, Galle Road

Colombo

Western Province

Sri Lanka

03

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Sri Lanka

Dispute Resolution


Aruna Samarajewa
Band 2
Chanaka de Silva
Band 1