Our Team

Our reputation is for facilitating – not frustrating all kinds of commercial and private transactions and helping clients to lock in deals and achieve their own objectives in a legally and socially accepted manner

Kusal Subasinghe

Attorney Law –MBA- FIPFM. [UK]GHE

Counts more than 30 years of experience as a Management Consultant and commercial lawyer

With an extensive management and technology consulting career, Kusal brings to the firm his widespread skills in organizational design and technology strategy, implementation and management

For more than 30 years, clients have benefited from his incisive input on an enormous range of commercial transactions

Dhammika Ranasinghe

Attorney Llaw of the Supreme Court
Dip in Applied Personal Management

Has been engaged in Corporate and Commercial Law practice for more than 25 years Practice includes a wide range of counseling services on FDI and corporate securities

Advises boards of directors and senior management with respect to the procedural aspects and legal consequences of particular actions that includes;

- corporate and securities transactions

- directors' and officers' fiduciary duties and liability issues

- SEC filings and disclosure issues

- Corporate and Securities Governance

Practice also represents; advice in compliance matters before Regulators and other agencies

Nihal . Jayawardene

President’s Counsel
Attorney At Law .LLM, Solicitor Supreme Court of England and Wales
Former Senior State Counsel (Attorney General’s Dept of Sri Lanka)
Served as a member of the Company Law Advisory Commission

Worked together with a World Bank consultant in a research project to bring in certain reforms to the existing Companies Legislation in Sri Lanka and served as the Research-Co-coordinator until the draft Act was handed over to the Minister of Commerce in November 1997

Served as a Government director of Hotel Developers (Lanka) Limited (Colombo Hilton) , the owning company of the Colombo Hilton Hotel

Former Legal Advisor to the Civil aviation Department of Sri Lanka

Served as the Secretary of a Sub committee appointed by the Company Law Advisory Commission to look in to possible reforms to the existing Companies Act

Visiting Lecturer and an Examiner in Commercial Law at Sri Lanka Law College

Projects include;

Restructuring of the National Carrier Air Lanka
Privatization of Sri Lanka Telecom Limited
Privatization of Plantation Companies
Privatization of Insurance sector Institutions
Establishment of SL Ports authority container Terminals

Publications;

Company Law reforms in Sri Lanka (1998)
Company Law Reforms- A Long Felt need (1998)
Infrastructure Development - A BOO-BOT approach (1997)
Legislative Functions of IMO*nd ICAO (1991- LL.M Thesis

Tyron Weerackody

Attorney At Law .LLB Hons Solicitor England

Offering more than 30 years of experience as General Counsel in Civil Litigation with a targeted emphasis in Employment Law and Labor Relations

Wide range of experience in collective bargaining, local employment regulation, employee benefits, and common law employment issues

Selected accomplishments:

Expertise in development of solid hiring practices, formation of personnel policy and procedures, and Contract negotiation in union and non-unionized workforces

Direct full complement of legal activities, including worker’s compensation, employment termination, mediation, arbitration and litigation

Articulate, persuasive, and seasoned negotiator

Reduced client's company’s employment law liability and damage claims through pro- active utilization of human resources expertise, training management in proper employment law practices, and directing all discipline / adversarial employment matters

Proposed and implemented a computerized work system, which improved employee performance levels 15%.

Negotiated contracts for employee benefits programs with outside third party vendors, which decreased premium renewal costs 24% and improved benefit plans for employees

Practice includes:

Civil Litigation
Employment Law
Labor Relations
Policy / Procedure Development
Organizational Structure Creation
Statutory/ Regulatory Compliances

Ishara Weerakkody

Attorney At Law .LLB Hons
Notary Public
Post Graduate Dip in Banking

Counts over a decade of experience in real estate financing and conveyance matters under Sri Lankan law. Deals with all aspects relating to ‘property’ including condominiums and real estate development

Advises clients in vendor/purchaser and other contractual matters, landlord and tenant related matters (including renting, leasing of commercial and private premises)

Advises a wide client base of and includes financial institutions and real estate companies, corporate occupiers from around the world and local and foreign businesses

Was a leading member of a team of professional’s formulated legal documentation for setting of a bank and also setting up legal procedures for effective loan processing

Extensive work experience in client counseling with regard to title defects, attestation, registration and safe custody of document. Prior to joining the legal team at Chambers Colombo Ishara has worked as designated Lawyer in charge of the Credit Administration Unit of a leading public quoted bank

Gayathri Liyanage

Attorney At Law, LLB Hons. London
Notary Public
Advance Dip.In Intellectual Property Law

Hands on experience of over 7 years in commercial and contract law, specifically in relation to investor security

Acts in advisory and representative capacity in many commercial transactions in the areas of negotiating commercial contracts and setting up Joint Ventures

Experience in the legal fields of construction including construction related claims, renewable energy, real estate and/or structured and project finance

Specialized in;

Filing, protection, use and enforcement of trade marks
Trade mark clearance
Trade mark oppositions and cancellation actions
Trade mark strategy
Portfolio management
Commercial IP agreements
Creation and protection of copyright and design right
Advertising and packaging clearance
IP issues on acquisitions
Enforcement of IP rights/management of litigation
Passing off claims
Domain name and social media issues
Anti-counterfeiting and parallel importation

Imrah I Mohamed

Attorney at law .LLB Hons
Notary Public
Dip in Islamic finance

Experience in best board room practice and Corporate Governance essentials

Expert in FDI and BOI procedures

Is engaged in advising broad of directors and companies with regulatory compliance requirements. Heading the team that manages the corporate affairs of over 200 companies

Advise clients in foreign exchange regulations

Practice also includes;

Matters relating to shareholder/director meetings
Compiling Annual Reports
Payment of dividends, manage share options and liquidations

Uvini Fernando

Attorney at law .LLB Hons.london
Notary Public

Involved in structure and negotiate business transactions, perform due diligence, draft transactional documents, counsel clients, prepare and submit materials to governmental bodies

Has wide experience in real estate financing and conveyance matters under Sri Lankan law. Deals with all aspects relating to property, including condominiums and real estate developments

Draft and review notarial instruments, lease agreements, and commercial agreements, including home improvement contracts, warranties, rent agreements, power purchase agreements (PPA), and other financial product offerings

Draft, review and negotiate value added re seller agreements, subcontracts, operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements, service agreements, marketing agreements

Provide day-to-day legal support in the development of regulatory matters and default policies and procedures of Government

Assist with the negotiation of financing agreements with various financiers for our residential finance offerings and mortgages

Supervise legal matters associated with condominium projects

Hiroshika De Pinto

Admin Officer

Being in the organization more than 15 years in the management of daily administrative operations Officer in charge of maintaining ISO standards of the firm.

Her work is a critical factor in our overall performance in applying strategic vision to everyday activities in according to the firm’s established policies and standards

Plays a key role in every professional assignment undertaken by the firm including special projects, office work flow, appointments, correspondence, library, data compilation and records control. More importantly she performs duties of a sensitive and confidential nature Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments

Her responsibilities are sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the firm. Coordinates with other members of the team and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations