Our Team

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

Kusal Subasinghe

MBA, Attorney at Law , FIPFM.[UK]
Life Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT)
Life Member Bar Association of Sri Lanka
Member International Bar Association
Life Member Postgraduate Institute of Management Professionals Association

Professional Experience:
Counts more than 20years experience as a Management Consultant and Corporate Lawyer. Specialized areas of practice include corporate restructuring and business re-engineering and BOO, BOT projects such as power generation and road construction IT law. Has wide experience in Infrastructure.

Nihal . Jayawardene

: LLM ,Attorney at law ,Solicitor [ Supreme Court of England and Wales]

Professional Experience:
Ex -Senior State Counsel (Attorney General’s Dept of Sri Lanka) work of State Counsels in the areas of Air law, Company Law, Project financing and commercial contracts. Was placed in charge of the overall administration of the Corporation Division which handled the legal work of about 200 Government Corporations Served as a member of the Company Law Advisory Commission since August 1998. Worked together with a World Bank consultant in a research project to bring in certain reforms to the existing Companies Legislation in Sri Lanka, from October 1993-November 1994 and thereafter continued to serve the project as the Research-Co-coordinator until the draft Act was handed over to the Minister of Commerce in November 1997.

Working as a Legal Consultant to the Public Enterprises Reform Commission (PERC) since January 1997. In this capacity participated in almost all privatization projects carried out by the Government since then and advised the PERC on all post privatization Legal issues.

Working as a legal consultant to the Ministry of Urban Development and Water Supply of Sri Lanka . Appointed as a Member the Board of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka in August 2004

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

Served as a Consultant Editor of the International Corporate Law Bulletin published by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, from August 1998 to January 2000

Worked as a Legal Advisor to the Civil aviation Department of Sri Lanka from February 2002 to December 2002 and thereafter in the same capacity to the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka till February2003

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 inAugust 1994.

During the tenure at the Attorney general's department actively participated in the following large projects in the Legal Advisory team.

i Re Structuring of Sri Lanka Ports Authority to create the new container terminal operating company, the South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT)Limited.

ii Second restructuring exercise of the Ports Authority to create the parallel container terminal operating company Jaye Container Terminals Limited which is a company owned by the Government and the Ports Authority.

iii Restructuring of the National Carrier Air Lanka.
iv Privatization of Sri Lanka Telecom Limited.
v Privatization of Plantation Companies.
VI Privatization of Insurance sector Institutions.

Publications:-
1. Company Law reforms in Sri Lanka (1998)
2. Company Law Reforms- A Long Felt need (1998)
3. Infrastructure Development - A BOO-BOT approach (1997)
4. Legislative Functions of IMO and ICAO (1991- LL.M Thesis)

Dhammika Ranasinghe

Attorney at Law .App. Dip. Personnel Management

Professional Experience:
Has been engaged in Corporate and Commercial Law practice for more than 15 years . Practice includes corporate finance, e-commerce, technology transfer and exploitation and other related corporate matters. Also provides a wide range of counseling services on corporate, securities and other matters.

Advises boards of directors and senior management with respect to the procedural aspects and legal consequences of particular actions and corporate and securities transactions, takeover defenses, directors' and officers' fiduciary duty and liability issues, proxy contests, SEC filings and disclosure issues, corporate and securities governance, and general corporate law matters. Depending on the client, such work may also involve advice regarding a wide range of business actions and responses - mixing legal issues with sound, practical advice.

Practice also represents advice in compliance matters before Regulators and other agencies such as exchange control procedures and foreign investment [FDI] procedures.

Sharmini Peiris

Attorney at Law , Solicitor- England ,Notary Public

Professional Experience:
Works as Senior Consultant in the areas of developers, investors, owners, landlords, property fund managers

Has been a Senior Legal Officer and Company Secretary in a leading public bank for 7 years Experience in commercially relevant, strategic advice on high value and complex property transactions around structuring, acquisition, finance, development and disposal goes back to 18 years.

Ishara Weerakkody

Certificate Course in Securities for Bank Advances (with Distinction) conducted by the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka in 2005
Attorney at law .LLB Hon. Notary Public, Dip in Computer

Professional Experience:-
Has wide experience in real estate financing and conveyencing matters under Sri Lankan law . Has a reputation is to distil simplicity from complexity in title issues relating to real estate.

Deals with all aspects relating to ‘property’ including condominiums , real estate development, vendor/purchaser and other contractual tenant related matters (including renting , leasing of commercial and private premises), restrictive covenants.

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

Now advises companies on a range of industries on corporate and commercial transactions, including joint ventures, services , technology transfers and agreements in various commercial transactions.

Was a leading member of a team of professionals documentation for setting of a bank and also setting up Legal procedures for effective loan processing, client counseling with regard to title defects, attestation, registration and safe custody of document Prior to joining the legal team at Chambers Colombo designated Lawyer in charge of the Credit Administration Unit of quoted bank

Dharshani Gallage

Attorney at law .LLB Hon.

Professional Experience
Member of the corporate services team for 3 consecutive years
Corporate affairs, corporate finance, regulatory advisory work, foreign joint ventures and general commercial transactions has been her main practice areas.
Advises in the areas of commercial structuring, general business advice, capital raising, commercial acquisitions and disposals and corporate compliance.

She has a particular interest in private equity, acting for both investors and respective corporate entities in early stage.

Hiroshika De Pinto

Admin Officer

Plays a key role in every professional assignment undertaken by the firm including special projects, office work flow, appointments, correspondence, manuscripts, 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.