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1DL & F De SaramBanking & Finance2024 | Band 1 | 17 Years RankedDL & F De Saram is a trusted legal adviser to a number of major global banks on corporate and regulatory matters in Sri Lanka. The firm is active in derivative and other structured finance transactions, as well as loan facilities and banking regulatory matters. The team frequently acts as co-counsel alongside international law firms on cross-border matters. The lawyers advise on project finance matters as well as payment services and corporate acquisitions. Clients include a range of development banks and funds, as well as leading international financiers. Examples of clients include BPPL Holdings and IFC. 1FJ & G de SaramBanking & Finance2024 | Band 1 | 17 Years RankedFJ & G de Saram houses a highly reputed legal team servicing both international and domestic lenders on loan agreements, with additional expertise in project finance and derivatives transactions in Sri Lanka. The team is active advising on syndicated and term loans, as well as securitisations and banking regulatory matters. The firm has notable experience handling mortgage bond issues. FJ & G de Saram's roster of clients includes a range of development banks as well as other financial institutions. The firm also receives mandates from leading law firms worldwide. 1Nithya PartnersBanking & Finance2024 | Band 1 | 17 Years RankedNithya Partners has a market-leading finance practice, regularly advising foreign multinational financial institutions and Sri Lankan banks. The firm is also well versed with assisting government bodies and SOEs. The department is noted for its technical strength, and is adept at handling capital markets and regulatory issues, as well as bilateral and syndicated loan facilities. The team is experienced in debenture issuances, including Basel III-compliant products.
2Julius & CreasyBanking & Finance2024 | Band 2 | 17 Years RankedJulius & Creasy's long-established legal team covers loan facilities and banking regulatory advice. The firm offers extensive experience working with overseas banks on transactions in Sri Lanka. The team is also adept in tackling exchange controls as well as securitisation and derivative transactions. The practice is notable for its asset finance expertise, especially in the aviation sector, where it regularly advises foreign lenders on aircraft leasing and restructuring matters. 2VarnersBanking & Finance2024 | Band 2 | 6 Years RankedVarners is a well-known law firm in Sri Lanka with a reputable banking and finance practice. The team is well placed to act for both borrowers and lenders, including on term loan facilities and banking regulatory issues. The department is a solid choice for international clients with interests in Sri Lanka.