D.L. & F. De Saram   Sri Lanka

Savantha De Saram - Senior Partner
Law Firm
+9411 2695782
+9411 2695410
47 Alexandra Place
Colombo, 7 Sri Lanka
Charya De Saram

About 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.

Senior Partner

savantha-de-saram.jpgSavantha De Saram

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).