Lex Mundi’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to admit D. L. & F. De Saram as its exclusive member firm for Sri Lanka.
Founded in 1898, D. L. & F. De Saram is one of the oldest and largest full-service law firms in Sri Lanka. Its team of 40 Sri Lankan lawyers specializes in infrastructure project development (including ports, power and energy, and highways) with special emphasis on PPPs. The firm also has considerable experience advising multinational and domestic clients on M&A deals, cross-border banking and finance transactions, antitrust, anti-bribery, and labor law.
Savantha de Saram, Senior Partner of D. L. & F. De Saram, stated, “Serving our clients globally is a key part of our strategy. We also anticipate a significant increase in foreign investment across multiple sectors in Sri Lanka and look to assist investors who require access to Sri Lanka. Lex Mundi membership will enhance our ability to do so, wherever in the world our clients’ business takes them. We look forward to working with Lex Mundi’s network of leading member firms globally.”
Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi, commented, “We are pleased to welcome this outstanding firm to our network. With the addition of D. L. & F. De Saram, Lex Mundi strengthens its presence in Asia and the Pacific and underscores its commitment to provide its member firms and their clients access to the most experienced and most highly regarded counsel around the world.”
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