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Nithya Partners

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Precedent Partner: Dr Arittha R Wikramanayake
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: English, Sinhala

Firm Overview:
Nithya Partners was established to deliver a modern and responsive service in corporate and financial law. The firm provides a full service, with its partners contributing a unique blend of multi-disciplinary experience and knowledge gathered in the public and private sectors. This has enabled the firm to deliver innovative, timely and commercial solutions and thereby position itself as one of the leading law firms in Sri Lanka.
Nithya Partners has participated in some of the largest cross-border investments, mergers and acquisitions of recent times. The firm has also leveraged its multi-disciplinary capabilities and assisted in several corporate and debt restructurings and securitisations. It is also a leading project law firm, having been involved in transactions in diverse sectors that include energy, telecommunications, transport, utilities and port development.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking & Finance:
2 partners
Nithya Partners continues to maintain its strong practice in the area of banking and finance and has been actively involved in a number of large transactions which have taken place recently. The firm has demonstrated its expertise in the areas of international bond offerings, loan financing (bilateral and syndicated loans, ECA backed financing, secured and unsecured financing), structured financing, derivative and financial products, regulatory and compliance advice, banking regulation, banking documentation, trade financing and Islamic financing. The firm also continues to act as principal lawyers to several leading international banks which have established branch offices in Sri Lanka.
Contact: Mr Naomal Goonewardena
Tel: +94 11 4712625
Email: [email protected]

Conveyancing & Real Estate:
1 partner
Nithya Partners handles all aspects of conveyancing. The firm has represented a number of local conglomerates and foreign investors in the acquisition and development of residential, commercial and hotel properties.
Contact: Ms Samadhi T Gajaweera
Tel: +94 11 471 2625
Email: [email protected]

Corporate, Commercial & M&A:
3 partners
Nithya Partners is recognized as having one of the strongest practices in corporate, commercial and M&A. The firm has been involved in advising foreign and local clients on many of the largest transactions on and off the Colombo Stock Exchange. During the course of the previous year, the firm has dealt with a range of transactions in several sectors including cement, food, hospitality, property, IT, financial services and healthcare.
Contact: Dr Arittha R Wikramanayake
Tel: +94 11 4712625
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
Nithya Partners has focused on developing its intellectual property practice over the years. The division offers a full range of services in IP related matters. These include registration of IP rights, representing clients in safeguarding their IP rights at the National Intellectual Property Office, carrying out IP audits for companies, assisting clients in IP asset management, creating awareness of IP strategies, drafting of agreements, drafting patent specifications and litigation.
Contact: Ms Chamindi Ekanayake
Tel: +94 11 4712625
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
2 partners
Nithya Partners’ dispute resolution practice is primarily focused on high value and complex corporate and commercial dispute resolution. The firm represents several local and foreign clients in proceedings in original and appellate courts in Sri Lanka. Nithya Partners also has a strong arbitration practice, with the firm representing large local and foreign corporates in both local and international arbitrations.
Contact: Mr Chanaka de Silva
Tel: +94 11 471 2625
Email: [email protected]

Project Finance:
2 partners
Nithya Partners’ Project Finance Practice is headed by Mr Chanaka de Silva who is considered the foremost legal expert in project finance transactions and negotiations in Sri Lanka. The firm regularly negotiates and structures large infrastructure projects in diverse areas such as electricity, telecommunication, petroleum, roads, ports and mining.
Contact: Mr Chanaka de Silva
Tel: +94 11 471 2625
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
1 partner
Nithya Partners has been consistently rated as the top tier law firm for Sri Lanka by the Tax Directors Handbook. The firm has been involved in representing several banks and corporates before the Tax Appeals Commission and the Court of Appeal. The firm has been engaged to advise and represent clients in disputes involving both direct and indirect tax matters.
Contact: Mr Naomal Goonewardena
Tel: +94 11 4712625
Email: [email protected]