YOUR LEGAL PARTNER
D.L. & F. De Saram — one of the oldest law firms in Sri Lanka (founded in 1898) and is the absolute market leader in legal services. Among its customers are most of international corporations already leading their work in Sri Lanka (such as HSBC bank, China Harbour Engineering, Ove Arup & Partners International, Nestle, Motorola Trademark Holdings, Vitol), and the largest Sri Lankan public and private organizations (such as the Ceylon Electricity Board, Laugfs Holdings, National Thermal Power Corporation) as well. Leading legal rankings The Legal 500 and Chambers Global annually include D.L. & F. De Saram in a short list of best law firms in Sri Lanka.
The company employs high level specialists in various fields of law, including the fields of financial and banking law, corporate and commercial law, civil law, international trade and customs, project finance, real estate and construction, taxation and labor law, transport and maritime law. Most lawyers of D.L. & F De Saram had been educated at prestigious universities of the United Kingdom and the United States.
The principles of the company are professionalism, confidentiality and individual approach to each client, both corporate and private. More than a century of excellence — it is a key to the reputation and authority of the law firm D.L. & F De Saram. It is because of this reputation D.L. & F De Saram leads Sri Lanka related cases on behalf of such world leaders as Dentons, Morgan Lewis, Mannheimer Swartling, White and Case and others.
Today the company is headed by the fourth generation, great-grandchildren of the founder, brothers Prabash and Savantha De Saram, both with a brilliant British education and solid, to their age, experience both in Sri Lanka and abroad.
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PARTNER IN THE BANKING AND FINANCIAL SECTORS
Mr A. Seneviratne is a member of the board of directors of Colombo Stock Exchange, a major player in the stock market of Sri Lanka. 295 companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange represent 20 business sectors with a market capitalization of over 18.5 billion US dollars, which corresponds to approximately 35% of GDP. Since 2011 A. Seneviratne is a member of the Supervisory Nation Lanka Finance Board of Directors (NLF) – financial company with a 25 year history of successful work, which activity is regulated by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. NLF is the market leader in Sri Lanka’s financial services. Inclusion into the ratings of the international rating agencies confirmed the reliability of the company. Consolidated assets of the company amount to more than 51 million US dollars.
Also, Mr A. Seneviratne is chairman of Nation Lanka Equities Pvt.Ltd. — the leading stockbroker in Sri Lanka, offering advanced technological solutions for professional traders and personalized service to qualified customers. Over the past 20 years, A. Seneviratne participated in most of the key events in the capital market of Sri Lanka and largest private equity transactions as well.
Mr A. Seneviratne personally contributed to direct investments in Sri Lanka of such large foreign organizations as Credit Agricole-Indosuez WI Carr, Regent Fund Management, Auerbach Grayson & Company, as well as such well-known people like Dr. Sena Yaddehige and S.K. Tiog (Malaysia). A. Seneviratne is the creator and owner of the Anilana luxury hotels chain, won the recognition of clients with thought-out modern design and always magnificent world-class service. Anilana’s first hotel was opened in 2013 on the paradise east coast of Sri Lanka in Pasikuda area. In April 2014 second hotel hosted its first guests — Anilana Nilaveli, further supplemented by a third Anilana family boutique hotel Anilana Craigbank, located among the picturesque hills of Nuwara Eliya. Currently, three more hotels under the Anilana brand are under construction.