Member firm for Sri Lanka

Firm Overview

D. L. & F. De Saram

D. L. & F. De Saram is a leading law firm in Sri Lanka, founded in 1898, and has been consistently ranked as a top tier legal firm by IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific.

The Firm provides cross border legal services to major international firms in, inter allia the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Europe and Australia. It consists of a team of 40 Sri Lankan Lawyers specialising in infrastructure project development (including ports, power and energy, and highways) with special emphasis on PPPs and cross border financing. The Mergers & Acquisitions team has been involved in three of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in Sri Lanka. Our compliance and employment team advises several leading multinational companies on various aspects of Sri Lankan labour law. The Firm’s corporate arm Corporate Advisory Services Private Limited undertakes Company Incorporations and establishment of branch, representative and liaison offices. The firm provides company secretarial services to over 500 domestic companies, many of which are listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

contact person

Savantha De Saram

D. L. & F. De Saram, Senior Partner

Called to the Bar: 1999
Years with the Firm: Over 18 Years

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

LLB (Hons), Holborn Law College London June 1997.
Attorney-at- Law, Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (October 1999).
Barrister-at- Law (England and Wales-1998), Lincoln’s Inn.

Areas of Practice:

Corporate and Commercial, Project Finance and Infrastructure Projects
Securitization Information Technology, Admiralty, Shipping and International Trade

Work Experience:

1998 – to date: D.L. & F. De Saram
(Partner since 2004).

PHONE: +9411 2695782
Address Info



D. L. & F. De Saram

Phone: +9411 2695782
FAX: +9411 2695410

Main Location

47 Alexandra Place
Colombo, 7


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